Library Resources for Teaching and Learning

FAQs for Fall 2020

This page contains information about how to find and access the services and resources available to support the teaching and learning needs of Western students.


Can I check out library materials?

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?

This page contains information about how to find and access the services and resources available to support the teaching and learning needs of Western faculty and staff.


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?

This page contains information about how to access the library services, materials, and information that all library users need.


Can I still check out library materials?

Can community patrons check out and borrow library materials?

Can I check out materials from Western’s Music Library? How do I access items from the Music Library?

How do I return items?

What if my items are overdue?

Are Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Summit services 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?

Is Western Libraries accepting reservations for future events, or planning to host or co-host events inside the library?

Is Western Libraries planning to host or co-host any future exhibits or displays inside the library?

Highlighted Teaching Resources

Research & Writing Workshop Series

In response to the move to all online classes for Summer 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!


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

Learning Resources

Using Google Scholar
Learn how to use Google Scholar to find credible, academic sources for your research and writing...
Type: Video
September 25, 2019