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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Recreation & Leisure

Assistance for courses, research and careers.

Find Books, Videos

Having problems requesting items via Summit? Please contact the JFK Circulation Desk at 509.359.7888,, or in person on the main level. 

Access Electronic Resources from Off-Campus

All of our databases may be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet, with your NetID username and password. This username/password is the same one that you use to log into campus computers, the wireless network, NetStorage,etc.

  • For students, your username is the first letter of your first name, your last name, and the last 2 digits of your EagleCard number.
  • For faculty/staff, your username and password are the same ones you use to access EWU email.

If you have not created your password, go to See NetID Account for more information.


*Note: The most efficient way to find eBooks is to do a keyword search in the library catalog.  Please limit your search to EWU, then limit by Material Type eBooks.  EWU affiliated patrons can use their single sign on to access eBooks from anywhere.  If you want more help on these eBook collections, then see our eBooks research guide.

Other eBook Collections Available During the COVID-19 Situation

These free resources are temporarily provided by vendors until June 30, 2020.

Useful Subject Headings

When searching the library catalog, these terms will be helpful to use to help you find books and other sources.

  • Leisure
  • Leisure Industry
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Recreation
  • Recreation Management
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Management

Useful Call Numbers

You can browse the upper level book stacks by call number to find relevant books on the following topics.  For a more detailed list, see the Library of Congress Subject Headings for recreation & leisure [].

GV1-1860 Recreation. Leisure

GV181.35-181.6 Recreation leadership. Administration of recreation services

GV182-182.5 Recreational areas and facilities. Recreation centers

GV191.2-200.66 Outdoor life. Outdoor recreation

GV201-555 Physical education and training

GV557-1198.995 Sports

GV1199-1570 Games and amusements

GV1580-1799.4 Dancing