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Spokane Academic Library

Supporting the academic programs of Washington State University and Eastern Washington University in Spokane.

About the Spokane Academic Library

The Spokane Academic Library supports the academic programs of Washington State University and Eastern Washington University offered in Spokane.

The library maintains a collection of books and journals in print, but relies on the main campus libraries in Pullman and Cheney for much printed material.

WSU and EWU students, faculty, and staff may request books from the JFK Library in Cheney and the WSU libraries in Pullman, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver.

Additionally, they may request books from 36 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho through SUMMIT. After registering with ILLiad, they may request both books and free pdf copies of journal articles through interlibrary loan.

Books and journals requested from WSU and EWU libraries are usually available within three days. Books requested through SUMMIT usually arrive within approximately 5 business days.

Collectively, WSU and EWU subscribe to over 7,000 such titles, most of which are available to students, faculty, and staff on Library PCs. Many are also available to computer users elsewhere on campus.

 

Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals

Mission Statement
(What We Do)
Spokane Academic Library serves the university community by providing services and resources for the advancement of scholarship, research, and discovery, in order to empower and inspire our users.

Vision Statement
(What We Are)
Spokane Academic Library is the interdisciplinary nexus of resources and services that drive critical and effective use, synthesis, and creation of information and knowledge.

Values Statement
(What Motivates Us)
Spokane Academic Library values service, collaboration, teaching, learning, innovation, open and equal access to information, and the promotion of information literacy, curiosity, critical thinking, and openness to knew ideas and knowledge.

Goals
(What We Strive to Accomplish)
1. Proactive and effective library services through a user-centered perspective.
2. Collaboration with partners in support of educational and scholarly endeavors.
3. Development of an information infrastructure that reflects evolving modes of instruction, research, information literacy, and scholarly communication.
4. Continuous improvement of the Library’s resources, services, and programs to make them more visible, accessible, and responsive to the needs of our users.