Western Libraries Online Services

Western Libraries Online Services

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All Library services are available online! As always, you don't need to have a specific question in mind -- you can even drop in just to say hello!

  • Chat with us
  • Text us at 360-797-5910
  • Contact a subject team for questions about Collections, access, anything!
  • Drop into our Zoom Room to video/voice chat or just to hang out [Password: TLD]
  • FAQs for Students, Faculty, and general Services/Access

Key Learning Resources

Searching Databases at Western Libraries
Learn how to find the research you need from Western Libraries' databases.
Type: Video
September 25, 2019
Using OneSearch from Western Libraries
Find the research or entertainment you need from Western Libraries' search engine, OneSearch.
Type: Video
September 25, 2019
Using Google Scholar
Learn how to use Google Scholar to find credible, academic sources for your research and writing...
Type: Video
September 25, 2019

FAQs for Spring 2020

Services and Resources for Western Students


Can I still get help from the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio?

What options are available for online support from the Tutoring Center?

How can I get support for my Math or Science GUR course?

How can I find quality primary sources in support of my class assignments?

Who do I contact if I don’t know who to contact?

Teaching and Learning Support for Western Faculty


Can you help me set up or develop my Canvas class?

Can I stream videos in my online class and can the Libraries convert DVDs to streaming videos?

How can I receive support for primary source teaching, learning, and research?

What options and practices should I consider when making library materials available online?

Access to Library Services, Materials, and Information


Can I still check out library materials?

Can I still pay fines and fees?

How do I return items?

What if my items are overdue?

Will interlibrary loan and Summit be available?

What about Document Delivery for faculty and staff?

Can faculty and staff still submit requests for course reserves?

If the library already owns something in physical format, can I request an online copy?

Can I still access archives and special collections through Western Libraries Heritage Resources?

Key Teaching Resources

Research & Writing Workshop Series

In response to the move to all online classes for Spring Quarter, we are pleased to offer all research and writing workshops online, either asynchronously or synchronously (50-80 minutes each).

Click on the button below for a full list of options.

Learn About & Request a Workshop!


instruction presentation
Western Libraries continues to offer all our services equivalently online
Type: Document
April 22, 2020
WWU faculty can submit purchase requests in ILLiad-- here's how!
WWU faculty can submit purchase requests in ILLiad-- here's how!
Type: Video
April 16, 2020