Non-Library Collections

Non-Library Collections

The Libraries’ searchable catalog contains all the resources available from the Western Washington University Libraries, plus selected non-Library offices and centers at WWU. Non-Library WWU offices choose to have their resources added to the Libraries’ catalog:

  • to increase the use of their resources by increasing their visibility;
  • to assist offices considering purchasing a resource by identifying where the resource is already be available.


Generally, resources are added to the Libraries’ catalog only when they are available for use by all WWU students, faculty and staff. Exceptions are sometimes made when the Libraries’ support would help a College or Department make resources available for use by a specific class or group of classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

If we have our resources added to the Libraries’ catalog, would the library take care of circulating them?

Should we add faculty members’ books to the library catalog?

We do not want to let people borrow our resources, but they are welcome to use them in our office. Can these be added to the Libraries’ catalog?

What WWU offices have their resources in the Libraries’ catalog?

Who should I contact about possibly adding our resources to the Libraries’ catalog?