Spring 2021

A guide to what’s open at JFK, and how to access services and resources.

Services Summary: More information is available below. 

  • Hours of Operation
  • JFK Lobby Services by Appointment: Pick-up reserved non-equipment materials (such as books and DVDs), and check-out and return equipment. Library services end at 5 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Drop-in JFK Lobby Services: Return non-equipment material (such as books and DVDs). Access scan and print stations.
  • JFK Study Hall: Spaces available, first-come, first-served, adjacent to the lobby.  Beverages are welcome, eating is not permitted at this time.
  • Spokane Academic Library: Closed, but remote assistance and curbside pick-up is available.  Visit the SAL webpage.

Upon entering JFK, please scan the posted JFK-specific QR code for COVID-19 attestation, observe posted signs, and follow mask and social distancing guidelines. Read more about mask and social distancing guidelines.

The rear entrance/exit, main floor public restrooms, and lobby-area service desks are OPEN. JFK’s upper and lower floors, study rooms, Learning Commons, elevators, and stairwells are CLOSED.

Donations: We are accepting book donations. To bring a donation, please contact the JFK Circulation Desk at 509.359.7888 to schedule a drop-off time during open hours.

Current JFK Services and Resources

  1. Make your item request for items at EWU-Cheney (JFK Library) or EWU-Spokane (Spokane Academic Library):
  2. Schedule your pick up time when you receive our message in your Eagles email.
  3. Bring your Eagle I.D. to your select location, follow any posted instructions, and mask and social distancing guidelines. Upon Eagle I.D. verification, our friendly staff will provide your materials.

Returns: Books and other non-equipment materials can be placed in external book drop slots at either location any time of day, or in the JFK Lobby during hours of operation.

JFK Library has two in-wall book slots marked “book depository” on either side of the front entrance. 

Arrow pointing to the book drop slot to the side of the JFK Library doors

Spokane Academic Library (located at 600 North Riverpoint Blvd.) has a free-standing book drop at the northwest entrance.

Arrow pointing to the book drop at the northwest entrance of Spokane Academic Library

For questions:

JFK Library (Cheney): 509.359.7888 or circulation@ewu.edu

Interlibrary Loan (Cheney): 509.359.2492 or ewuill@ewu.edu or see this ILL Services Guide.

Spokane Academic Library: 509.358.7930 or spok.lib@wsu.edu or visit the SAL Update page here. 

Equipment Checkout Services are closed for intersession, June 14 to June 18. Services will reopen on June 21.

Borrowing times for most checkout equipment, including Student Tech Fee Equipment, have been extended to one month for the duration of Spring Quarter. Equipment is due by closing time of the due date. (Due dates will not be extended past the end of quarter.) Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no renewals. Borrowers are subject to overdue, repair and replacement fines. 

  1. View the equipment list online: www.ewu.edu/library/equipment-checkout.
  2. Make your equipment request by emailing circulation@ewu.edu.
  3. Schedule your JFK Lobby pick-up appointment using this link, or use the information in our message sent to your Eagles email. When booking, type your ID# and equipment desired into the note field.
  4. Bring your Eagle I.D. to the temporary JFK Lobby Equipment Checkout Desk (previously known as the Reference Desk) and we will provide the equipment.

Equipment must be returned to this same location via appointment. 

For questions:

JFK Library (Cheney): 509.359.7888 or circulation@ewu.edu


Search the library catalog; and under “request options” click on “request a scan of a chapter or excerpt.” This request is facilitated by Interlibrary Loan within copyright and fair use rules.

Please see the EWU Policies listed below for more information.

EWU 203-02: Copyright Infringement

EWU 302-04: Intellectual Property Management

Your subject area liaison librarian is also available for consultation.

If you have an EWU Libraries account and live outside of Spokane County, you are eligible to have four items sent to you per quarter at no charge. We will provide options, including that of prepaid postage, to facilitate item return.

Return options:
1) We can provide prepaid postage for your use. Consider reusing original shipping materials.
2) You can bring to JFK Library (Cheney) or Spokane Academic Library if you are in the area.
3) Contact us to see if there is a partner library in your area which may help facilitate your return.

Questions about mailing options? Email us circulation@ewu.edu or call 509.359.7888.

Wepa printers, featuring letter and tabloid (11 x 7 in.) formats, are available in the lobby and hallway behind Thomas Hammer.

Consider using touchless printing, available with the Wepa Express App: https://support.wepanow.com/express/.

Scanners are also available in the hallway behind Thomas Hammer.

Chromebooks via the JFK Kiosk have four-hour loan periods. The kiosk is located in the JFK Study Area adjacent to the lobby.

EWU Libraries’ Research Services:

  • Chat or send us a text message 509-383-8677 via Ask a Librarian.  The chat service is staffed 24/7 (EWU librarians during normal business hours & librarians from other institutions after hours).  We can use screen sharing (via Zoom) to troubleshoot problems or demonstrate how to find resources.
  • Email us at the JFK Library or Spokane Academic Library.
  • Schedule an appointment with a librarian to get personalized research help.
  • Use our research guides  to find great resources (articles, books, tutorials, etc.) in many different subject areas.  The guides are accessible from anywhere & anytime (24/7).

Note on copyright: While the library will do everything we can to support your courses, we must be cognizant of copyright issues. Please see the EWU Policies listed below for more information. 

EWU 203-02: Copyright Infringement

EWU 302-04: Intellectual Property Management

Your subject area liaison librarian is also available for consultation.

Document Delivery & Scanning Services: As you’re working to get your classes online, we are here to support you with material from our library collection. We are accepting document delivery requests; we will scan library materials to support the curriculum in your online courses.


  1. Request journal articles and book chapters using our “request a scan” service in the catalog listed under “request options.” Your request will be facilitated by our interlibrary loan unit.
  2. Make one request for needed content to include in Canvas rather than ask all of your students to request the same content individually.
  3. Access to this content once in Canvas, with an accompanying copyright statement, is limited to students, instructors, and teaching assistants enrolled in the course for the given term.
  4. Once need for the content has been met, or the quarter ends, please delete the material.

Document Delivery Request: Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) will scan materials from its collections to support online classes. A&SC has the ability to scan the following formats from its collections:

  • Textual documents, including books and unbound materials
  • Photographs
  • Microfilmed documents
  • Audio cassettes
  • VHS tapes

To request scans of chapters, articles, or excerpts from published materials held by A&SC, please submit an interlibrary loan request through the catalog.

Please submit requests to scan archival or multimedia materials by sending an email to archives@ewu.edu. Please allow three days for fulfillment as A&SC will not have staff on site on a daily basis unless demand requires it.

A&SC will not scan materials too fragile for scanning or perform work in excess of fair use or would otherwise violate copyright. Priority will be given to requests by teaching faculty to support course curriculum.

Online Educational Resources (OER)

General Resources for Faculty Guide

Study Hall Guidelines

  • For your safety please disinfect study hall tables prior to use.  Sanitizing supplies are available throughout the area.
    • On arrival spray with disinfectant, wait one minute, wipe.
    • On departure: spray and go, no wiping required.
  • For per-table occupancy limits, call 509.359.7888, or view signs within the space.
  • Please follow masks and social distancing guidelines.
  • Beverages welcome; food not allowed.
  • Electrical outlets are limited; moving tables and stretching cables not permitted.
  • Study Hall available 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
  • Library services end at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • See all Hours of Operation

Email archives@ewu.edu with questions about the archives, to ask about donating, to learn more about services, or to request a consultation. Digital document delivery services are available for online courses. Visit our digital collection, and learn more at www.ewu.edu/library/ewu-archives-special-collections.

The MMC is not currently in operation. Visit us online at https://inside.ewu.edu/it/service/multimedia-commons/ for printing alternatives, solutions, & suggestions.

Download Virtual Labs 2.0 at https://support.ewu.edu/support/solutions.

For IT Support visit us online at: https://inside.ewu.edu/it/services/.

PLUS provides free academic support to EWU students through collaborative study groups, individualized tutoring, academic coaching, and online academic assistance. All our services are online; visit us at https://inside.ewu.edu/plus/.

Responders offer a collaborative experience that strengthens EWU writers of any ability, from any discipline, and at any stage of the writing process. All our services are online; visit us at https://inside.ewu.edu/writerscenter/.

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For EWU campus community information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the EWU Coronavirus website: ewu.edu/coronavirus.