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Books, Videos, CDs: EWU Library Catalog

Search EWU Library Catalog

Having problems requesting items via Summit? Please contact the JFK Circulation Department at 509.359.7888, or ewu.circulation@ewu.edu, or in person on the Main Level.

Help with Searching EWU Library Catalog

The EWU Library Catalog gives you access to all the library's books, videos, CDs, government publications, as well as articles on all subjects.

What’s in the catalog?

  • All of EWU’s physical holdings, including books, videos, CDs, government documents, and more.
  • All the physical holdings of all the Summit Libraries—over 9 million titles!
  • Citations for millions of articles.

We strongly encourage you to log in with your NetID and password on the initial screen. You need to log in to request materials. (If you don't want to log in, then click the link "Continue as a guest.")

How do I search the catalog? | How do I locate an item? | I can't find the specific book or video I want. | How can I get more help?

How do I search the catalog?

If you don't have a particular item in mind, type in your keywords as you would in Google, as a string of words.

  • Put exact phrases in quotes, e.g. "video games"
  • To find variations on a word, type the stem of the word followed by *, e.g. violen* to find violence, violent, etc.
  • If you want to look for either word/phrase, the Boolean operator OR must be in ALLCAPS and in parentheses, e.g. (college OR university).

If you know the exact title of the item, type in the title "in quotes" and the last name of the author (if known). OR click Browse Search and type in the title and/or author.

Refining Your Search

Because the EWU Library Catalog has records for all types of resources, you will very likely need to limit your search results. Note all the limiters on the left side, as well as some quick limiters at the top. Useful limiters:

  • Available in the Library -- this will quickly show you the books and videos we have on the shelves in the library
  • Full Text Online -- this will limit to the articles and eBooks available
  • Physical Location -- easiest way to limit to a particular collection, such as the Curriculum Center or Reference
  • Resource Type -- limit to books, audio visual (for DVDs, CDs, etc.)

Mark Your Records

See the outline of a star next to the title of the item?

Click it and it will turn yellow. You have marked a record.

To view all the ones you have marked, click the e-Shelf link in the top right corner.

How do I locate an item?

The EWU Library Catalog labels records based on their availability.

A green bullet means the item is available online or is held at the JFK or Spokane Academic Library (formerly known as Riverpoint Campus Library).

= we have the book, video, CD, etc. physically at JFK or Spokane Academic Library. Note the call number and the specific library and collection, such as JFK Upper Level Book Stacks.

Note: If you want to request an item be pulled for you and held at whichever EWU Library is most convenient (JFK, Spokane Academic Library or Bellevue College), you must be Signed In, aka logged into the system.

  1. If you clicked "Continue as a guest," click Sign in at the top right corner of the screen, using your NetID and password (the one you use to log into the campus computers or Canvas -- not the EagleNET one).
  2. Then when you see an item you want pulled, click the Find in a Library link, then click the first Request Item link. Choose your Pickup Location* via the dropdown menu.

= we have online access to the article or eBook

A yellow bullet means you can request the physical item (book, video, CD, etc.).

= click the Find in a Library link, then click Place Summit request (3-5 days). If you are not seeing this link, it's because you are not logged in. Click Sign In on the upper right corner to log in with your NetID/password.

  • Choose the library you wish to pick up the item in the Pickup/delivery location dropdown menu: Bellevue College, JFK Library Cheney, or Spokane Academic Library (formerly known as Riverpoint Campus Library).
  • If you have any special requests, such as "I only need volume 3 of the 12 volume set", please include this in the fields provided.
  • We will email you when the item is ready for you to pick up.
    • For students, the default email address is your @eagles.ewu.edu one.
    • For faculty/staff, the default email is your @ewu.edu one.
    • If you want to change the email address the notification is sent to, click My Account on the upper right corner, then Personal Settings on the left, and Edit Details.

Screenshot of Find in a Library tab

A grey bullet means the EWU copy of the book or video is checked out, or that a copy is on order.

= click the Find in a Library link, then click Place Summit request (3-5 days). If you are not seeing this link, it's because you are not logged in. Click Sign In on the upper right corner to log in with your NetID/password.

  • Choose the library you wish to pick up the item in the Pickup/delivery location dropdown menu: Bellevue College, JFK Library Cheney, or Spokane Academic Library (formerly known as Riverpoint Campus Library).
  • If you have any special requests, such as "I only need volume 3 of the 12 volume set", please include this in the fields provided.
  • We will email you when the item is ready for you to pick up.
    • For students, the default email address is your @eagles.ewu.edu one.
    • For faculty/staff, the default email is your @ewu.edu one.
    • If you want to change the email address the notification is sent to, click My Account on the upper right corner, then Personal Settings on the left, and Edit Details.

I can't find the specific book or video I want.

While the EWU Library Catalog has millions of records, it only will search through the holdings of the 37 Summit libraries, unless you specifically tell it to search the WorldCat scope. Then it will search through the holdings of thousands of libraries around the world.

To change your search to WorldCat, use the pulldown menu next to the search box.

WorldCat Scope screen shot

How can I get more help?

Please contact a reference librarian by calling 359-2263, or go to Ask a Librarian to chat or send an e-mail.

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