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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 | |

We provide current EWU students, faculty, and staff access to materials not available at our library. Summit materials automatically appear catalog search requests. We borrow and loan physical materials through the Orbis Cascade Alliance (a consortium of 38 colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho). Delivery of Summit materials take up to eight business days. Summit loans are twelve-weeks long, and are eligible for one six-week renewal. Textbook loans are not guaranteed.

Extended Summit Services for EWU students, staff, and faculty: Online-only, Spokane/Bellevue campus only, or involved in EWU distance education (outside the Cheney/Spokane area)? We have delivery options to accommodate your needs. Visit our website to learn more!

Contact Summit Services via phone, email, or in-person at the JFK main floor circulation desk.

 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

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

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.

509.359.2475 |

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 - Summer Quarter

JFK Intersession HoursSat., Aug. 17 - Tues., Sept. 24, 2024
Monday - Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - SundayClosed
Exceptions: Labor Day Holiday, EWU & JFK ClosedMon., Sept. 2, 2024Closed
Fall Quarter Hours Begin, Wed., Sept. 25, 2024

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Summer Intersession

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

View EWU’s Academic Calendar

JFK Summer Quarter Hours
Mon., June 24 - Fri., August 16, 2024Saturday - SundayClosed
Monday - Thursday7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Exceptions:Fourth of July Holiday, EWU & JFK ClosedThurs., July 4, 2024Closed

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Summer Quarter

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

Library By the Numbers, 2022-2023

  • 336,137 total item downloads (articles, pdfs, videos)
  • 348,633 views of library research guides
  • 136,020 eBook chapters viewed or downloaded
  • 171,323 Digital Commons (institutional repository) works downloaded
  • 7,848 books checked out (including curriculum center books)
  • 321 library instruction sessions conducted
  • 11,922 questions answered at library desks (including research consultations)
  • 3,339 interlibrary loan items borrowed, 5,340 lent to other libraries
  • 4,790 laptop, camera, and other equipment loans

By the Numbers. 2021-2022

By the Numbers, 2020-2021

*Data sourced from Panorama, DeskTracker, and LibGuides.

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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