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EWU Libraries & Learning Commons
320 Media Lane, 100 LIB
Cheney, WA 99004

Circulation Desk: 509.359.7888

*We are not accepting book or material donations at this time.

If you have questions, or feel your donation or collection would benefit our students, please contact our Director of EWU Ielleen Miller at

JFK Building Directory

Library staff facilitate many of our borrowing operations from our circulation desk, located on JFK’s main floor in the lobby. Staff can answer questions about your user account, library spaces and study rooms, library guidelines and use policies, and lost and found items. Contact this service point with noise or building concerns. Learn more about circulation services online. 

Michael T. Nelson
Circulation Manager
Chris Ewegen
Assistant Manager
Circulation Desk, Main Level

Library staff maintain a course reserves service containing special items requested by instructors for specific courses. Students can find these materials using our catalog. Faculty may request material reserve services using this online form. Contact the circulation desk, located in the lobby of JFK’s main floor, with any questions. 

For items not found in our shared catalog, ILL staff make requests on behalf of EWU students, faculty, and staff. Request processing takes up to five days for articles and up to 10 days for books. Textbooks are not guaranteed. Visit the ILL website. For walk-up assistance or questions, please visit the circulation desk, located in the lobby of JFK’s main floor.

 509.359.2492 | |

EWU is a member of the Pacific Northwest Orbis Cascade Alliance, with access to a shared catalog. Summit allows you to request delivery of circulating items based on your research results. Deliveries take up to eight business days, with six-week loan periods with a one-time renewal. Textbook loans not guaranteed. For walk-up assistance or questions, please visit the circulation desk, located in the lobby of JFK’s main floor.

 509.359.2819  | 

Librarians provide research assistance and instruction for the campus community.  Help is available in-person (including personalized research consultations) and virtually (via chat, text, and phone). Visit the website listed below to contact librarians, find books, articles, and other resources, explore research guides, stream tutorials, and find faculty resources. The reference desk is located in the lobby of JFK’s main floor.

Visit our research services page for a list of our subject area librarians.

509.359.2263 | Text 509.383.8677 |

Located on the lower floor of JFK, library staff facilitate this co-sponsored service of the EWU Libraries, the Multimedia Commons (MMC), and the EWU Student Tech Fee (STF) Committee. Students whom have paid their quarterly technology fee are eligible to borrow STF equipment during academic quarters.

509.359.7893 | |

Library faculty and staff in this unit purchase, organize, and prepare materials for the collections, repair collection materials, and to provide catalog access both to physical and digital holdings. Through providing online catalog access to library resources, this unit helps you locate the materials and information you need.

Rose Sliger Krause
Metadata Librarian
Justin Otto
Discovery Services and Systems Librarian
Jaclyn Parrott
Collection Management Librarian
For general collection services inquiries, including access and

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Ielleen Miller
Chair/Director, School of Libraries
509.359.2264 |JFK Room U02

Kayleen Islam-Zwart, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Professional Programs

General Operational Inquiries: 

Located on the lower floor of JFK, ASPC provides access to materials about University and regional history including photographs, letters, diaries, oral histories, and audiovisual materials. ASPC manages several digital collections at Services available upon request. Visit the ASPC website.

Contact: Steven Bingo, University Archivist

509.359.2302 | 

Supervised test taking appointments are available at the JFK Library during academic quarters and semesters, for EWU students only. Please visit the webpage to learn more. Inquiries can be made at the main level circulation desk. |

Learning Commons partner services are housed on the main floor of JFK, past the library reference desk and Thomas Hammer Coffee.

Multimedia Commons
The MMC provides EWU students, faculty, and staff access to high quality facilities, consultation, and student employees’ assistance with all things multimedia. Priority support is provided for academic course work.
Program Leading to University Success
PLUS strives to enhance and support the achievement of students' academic and career goals through peer-based collaborative study groups, one-on-one tutoring,and student success programming.
Writers' Center
Offering collaborative experiences that strengthen EWU writers of any ability, from any discipline, and at any stage of the writing process.

JFK Building Hours

JFK Intersession HoursSat., June 17 - Sun., June 25, 2023Saturday - SundayClosed
Monday - Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Juneteenth Holiday, EWU & JFK ClosedMon., June 19, 2023

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Hours: 

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday –  Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed

View EWU’s Academic Calendar

JFK Summer Quarter Hours
Mon., June 26 - Fri., August 18, 2023Saturday - SundayClosed
Monday - Thursday7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fourth of July Holiday, EWU & JFK ClosedTues., July 4, 2023

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Summer Quarter Hours: 

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday –  Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed

View EWU’s Academic Calendar


Regular Spring Quarter Hours April 3 - June 16, 2023Monday - Thursday7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admitted Student Day, Open for Tours (Circulation Desk Only)April 22, 2023Saturday8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Memorial Day, EWU ClosedMay 29, 2023MondayClosed

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Hours: 

  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed

Closed Sunday, May 28, and Monday, May 29

Thomas Hammer Finals Week Hours

  • Sunday, June 11 | 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, June 12 & Tuesday, June 13 | 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14 – Friday, June 16 | 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

View EWU’s Academic Calendar

We are committed to providing a welcoming environment conducive to study and equitable access to library resources.

Our policies and guidelines underscore our service philosophy and ensure that patrons receive consistent service.  If you have questions about policies that appear below, have an idea about library services or possible purchases, please contact us.

By the Numbers, Fall 2022

  • 134 library instruction sessions with 2,717 attendees.
  • 125,801 views of library research guides.
  • 3,842 patrons assisted in-person, via email, & phone.
  • 1,715 laptops, cameras, and other equipment loaned.
  • 2,058 books & videos checked out.
  • 71,292 online journals, magazines, newspapers viewed or downloaded.
  • 7,910 eBooks used.
  • 1,332 interlibrary loan items borrowed, 1,754 lent to other libraries.
  • 1,858 Kanopy streaming videos played.

By the Numbers, 2020-2021

LibQUAL+ 2019 User Survey Findings

As a responsible steward of our financial resources, EWU Libraries is actively engaged in implementing the university’s directive to limit spending to essential expenditures. To see the most current collection cancellations, renewals, and additions, visit the collection resources management guide.

View the Collection Resources Management Guide

We are a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance (OCA), a library consortium serving academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest.  Alliance members share a library management system and discovery interface, benefit from collective purchasing, and share access to unique and local collections. See an illustration of the benefits of membership in this Return on Investment (ROI) graphic.

Learn More about the Alliance

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