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EWU Libraries
816 F Street
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.7888

Library Facts

Built in 1999 at a cost of $22 million, the current John F. Kennedy Library is an expansion and remodel of an earlier library building which was constructed on the site in 1968. ALSC was the architectural firm responsible for the expansion project, and Shea Construction was the general contractor.

Library Space

  • 153,000 square feet
  • 1,275 seats
  • 21 group study rooms [12 regular-size, 9 small-size]
  • 2 Library instruction spaces
  • 1 Nursing Mothers and Family Nurturing Room
  • 1 assistive technology room

Library Collections

  • 1,075,011 physical items on bookshelves
  • 362,011 Government Printing Office materials
  • 253,515 e-books
  • 12,932 videos/DVDs
  • 296 electronic databases
  • 263 current paper periodical titles

Library Technology

  • 255 laptops for checkout
  • 214 public computer stations
  • 6 print release stations
  • 4 quick print stations
  • 4 scan stations

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