Welcome New and Returning Students, Faculty, and Staff

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TAGS: Library Collections, Library Services & Programs

DATE PUBLISHED: Sep 15, 2023

Western Libraries is here to help you start the new academic year off right by offering students, faculty, and staff a wide range of services and support. 

Western Students

Western students can get help with research, reading, and writing assistance from the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio, as well as math and science GUR tutoring from the Tutoring Center, both onsite in the library or online. You can also access online tutorials, e-books, articles and databases, and other video resources at any time. And, you can borrow books and materials and access supplemental course readings for your classes that your instructors place on reserve. When inside the library buildings, there are a variety of spaces to fit your needs, whether you are looking for a quiet spot to study, or you are in search of a place to collaborate. Check out “Find a Space” to locate your perfect spot! 

Western Faculty & Staff 

Western Libraries supports the scholarship and curricular needs of faculty and staff by providing access to library collections and direct assistance through: 

Western faculty and staff can also use the library engagement calendar,  which includes helpful information about submitting course reserves requests, requesting workshops, and accessing a range of library services and resources.

Connect with your Subject Team 

Did you know Western Libraries has a Subject Teams program focused on specific disciplines and subject affinities? Librarians work as a team to better meet your needs, and every student at Western in a program or major may contact their own Subject Team for specialized academic assistance. For faculty and staff at Western, librarians on your team can collaborate with you on collection development, course reserves, understanding copyright, and exploring resources to expand and enhance assignments. To learn more or to discuss how we can better support your research, assignment development, or other project, simply contact your Subject Team

Contact Us 

Western Washington University Libraries welcomes you and we hope you will explore how we can support your teaching, learning, and research needs and interests! Need more information or have questions? You can reach us by phone: (360) 650-3084 / text: (360) 797-5910 / chat: askus.library.wwu.edu / or email: library.circulation@wwu.edu

Recent News

Open Studio for Current & Prospective Graduate Students

Table covered in sticky notes, paper, pens; hands and arms of three different people sitting and writing around the table.
Open Studio is a casual weekly meetup held in the ISB Collaborative Space, offering graduate students a great way to strengthen independent skills and structure regular work time while also connecting with other graduate students.

LIBR 341: Customizable Library Practicum Offered in Spring

Students reading and studying together in the library on the skybridge.,
LIBR 341 provides flexible support for students who need extra help with the academic literacies of research, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Winter 2024 Subscriptions Update: How to Share Your Input

Western students, faculty, and staff can now review the 2023 -2024 subscription review list and will have until Sunday, March 10 to submit their feedback.

James W. Scott Research Fellowships Programs

Four people sitting in a row as panelists from the Dr. A Longoria-moderated April 26, 2023 discussion, “In Conversation with Robert Ashworth and Betty Desire: Unboxing a Local Queer History, 1975-1995.”
Presentations from past James W. Scott Research Fellowship recipients are available for viewing online in Western CEDAR.