Access to Resources During Library Closure

While JFK is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many library and learning commons services are in operation online!

Our faculty and staff are working hard during this time to ensure that students, faculty, staff and administration have access to critical resources needed for academic success.

Read more about special operations below.

Please note: While we thank you for your generosity, we are unable to accept book donations during this time.

Assistance & Resources Available During Closure

Process details coming soon. Check back  for more details!

If you have questions, please contact Circulation Manager Mike Nelson at

Materials (with the exception of equipment) can be returned to either of these locations. Both are accessible 24/7!

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


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

The due date on all materials has been extended to Monday, June 15. This includes books, other print materials, and equipment.

You can view your account online.

If you have questions, please contact the EWU Libraries’ Circulation Desk, by phone 509.359.7888 or email We are happy to help!

During Spring Quarter 2020 we have limited equipment available for checkout.

Contact circulation manager Mike Nelson at

Due to COVID-19, equipment returns are not accepted at this time. If you have equipment please hold it. Due dates have been extended.

Questions? Contact Mike Nelson, listed above, or email staff at

Link to the Equipment Checkout Page.

Note on copyright: While the library will do everything we can to support your courses, we must be cognizant of copyright issues. While much of what you do will fall under Fair Use, we must adhere to the rules as best we can.  

For more information on putting resources online during the pandemic, see the Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

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. Search the library catalog and submit an Interlibrary Loan request for a needed chapter/excerpt.
  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 (provided in the Read More link below), 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.

Read More about Document Delivery Requests Spring 2020

Document Delivery Request: Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) will scan materials from its collections to support online classes for Spring 2020. 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 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

Due to closure, we cannot process printed material, and Summit operations are suspended. However, EWU students, faculty and staff can request digital journal articles or book chapters via EWU Interlibrary Loan. See the Interlibrary Loan Services Guide.

If you have questions, please contact EWU Interlibrary Loan by phone 509.359.2492 or by email:

PLUS services are online for Spring Quarter 2020. See online PLUS services.

Writers’ Center services are online for Spring Quarter 2020. See online Writers’ Center services.

The MMC service desk is not staffed while JFK is closed. See print options and more info.

If you have questions concerning items you have checked out, or e-resources available in our catalog, please contact the EWU Libraries’ Circulation Desk by phone at 509.359.7888 or by email at

Whether you need help with databases, citations, or need suggestions about where to start, librarians are ready to assist you. Get help via our Chat 24/7 service, and via email. Ask a Librarian.

Whether you are just starting your research, or if you’d like ideas of additional resources, EWU Librarians are happy to work with you! During this closure, email or request a meeting with a librarian. Request a meeting with a Librarian.

When JFK reopens, Thomas Hammer will reopen. And we will all celebrate!

For EWU campus community information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the EWU Coronavirus website: