Western Libraries Reopening News: Hours, Services, & Reminders

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Posted on: Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:34am

Exterior of Haggard Hall building, library entrance

Western Libraries Reopening News: Hours, Services, & Reminders

Western Libraries Haggard and Wilson buildings reopened to the public on September 16, 2021. During open hours, both the Wilson and Haggard sides of the library are accessible via the Haggard Hall library entrance, and the north doors at the Wilson entrance will remain closed for the time being.

The reopening of the library buildings means that HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Services (ETAS) will end this week. HathiTrust ETAS allowed Western Libraries to provide temporary online access to some of the printed materials from library collections, but that access is available only when the library is forced to suddenly close its facilities to patrons because of an emergency, as happened during the onset of the pandemic. Upon reopening of library buildings, temporary online access is no longer available, but the physical copies of those materials can be checked out and borrowed once again.

On-site pickup services have ended, and departmental delivery of requested library materials for faculty and staff will resume on Monday, September 20 for departments with regularly scheduled office hours. (If Campus Mail is more convenient, please contact the Libraries' Resource Access staff at 360-650-3076 to make alternative arrangements.)

Mail delivery of library materials will continue to be available to Western students, staff, and faculty who are unable to come to campus during fall quarter, or who are enrolled in off-campus programs.

Western Libraries hours for fall quarter are: Sundays from noon to 9:00 p.m. / Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / closed on Saturdays. 

The Hacherl Research & Writing Studio will open on the first day of classes, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September 24, 2021. Beginning Sunday, September 26, 2021, the Studio hours will be Sundays 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Mondays - Thursdays 10:00 a.m.  to 9:00 p.m. / Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Likewise, the Tutoring Center will open on the first day of classes, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, with fall quarter hours as follows: Sundays 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Mondays - Thursdays 10:00 a.m.  to 9:00 p.m. / Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Western Libraries Heritage Resources reopens on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, and more information about their specific hours can be found on their website.

The Study Rooms  located in Wilson no longer require reservations and will be available for student use on a first-come, first-served basis. The rooms are located on floors 3, 4, and 5 in Wilson Room #s 377, 373, 374, 375, 376, 370A 477, 470A, 577, 592. For additional study space options on campus, please see this list.

In keeping with Western Washington University’s health and safety requirements, all individuals must be masked at all times when indoors. This includes when inside library facilities, other indoor public spaces on Western's campus, and WWU transportation.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact LibraryCommunications@wwu.edu

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