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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. Read more. 

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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.

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

509.359.2263 | Text 509.383.8677 |

Library staff facilitate many of our borrowing operations from our circulation desk. They 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 with 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.

 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.

 509.359.2819  | 

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. Visit this service desk on the lower level of JFK.

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
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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: 

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 | 

While students may initiate the process, instructors must complete and submit a test proctoring request form in order for proctoring staff to schedule an appointment. Learn more. |

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

Winter Intersession HoursDec. 10 through Dec. 25, 2022
Monday - Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - SundayClosed
Winter Break, including Observed Holidays
Monday, Dec. 26 - Monday, Jan. 2 Closed
Jan. 3 - Jan. 6, 2023Tuesday - Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan. 7 - Jan. 8, 2023Saturday - SundayClosed
Regular Winter Quarter HoursBegin Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Intersession Hours: 

  • TBD

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Regular Winter Quarter Hours Jan. 10 - Mar. 24, 2023Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Special Hours/Holidays
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJan. 16, 2023MondayClosed
Presidents' DayFeb. 20, 2023MondayClosed

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Hours: 

  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed

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JFK Fall Quarter Hours Sept. 21 - Dec. 9, 2022
Monday - Thursday7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Veteran's DayNov. 11, 2022FridayClosed
Early Closure - No EWU ClassesNov. 23, 2022Wednesday7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving DayNov. 24, 2022ThursdayClosed
Native American Heritage DayNov. 25, 2022FridayClosed

JFK’s Thomas Hammer Regular Quarter Hours*: 

  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed

*Thomas Hammer will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will be closed until Monday, Nov. 28.  

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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, 2020 – 2021

Despite limited hours and barriers to physical access during the pandemic, our collections and services were readily available.

  •  228,763 online journals, magazines, & newspapers viewed or downloaded
  • 114,195 library research subject or course guides visits
  • 5,436 ebook chapters downloaded
  • 14,748 Kanopy streaming videos played
  • 5,102 books &  videos checked out
  • 3,498 library instruction attendees in 173 sessions
  • 2,394 questions answered by library faculty & staff
  • 2,074 article requests filled by Interlibrary Loan
  • 1,317 laptops, cameras, & other equipment loans

By the Numbers, 2020-2021 Flyer

See how our services measure up in our latest user survey:

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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