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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.

Fast Facts

  • 15,000 circulating book titles
  • estimated 1,000 reference titles
  • 400+ printed journal titles
  • 25 reference area computers, a limited number of laptops for student check-out (three-day), two laptops for faculty classroom use (four-hour).