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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Library Services for EWU @ Bellevue College

Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The JFK Library is open for In-and-Out Lobby Services in Fall Quarter. Service hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Onsite services include:

  • Pick up library materials (e.g., books and DVDs) by appointment: The ordering of physical materials from EWU, Summit & ILL [https://research.ewu.edu/ill] have resumed.
  • Pick up student tech fee equipment (laptops, etc.) by appointment.
  • Return materials and equipment
  • Scanning and Wepa printing
  • Thomas Hammer coffee shop is open for to-go orders Service hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

See this page for more detailed information & updates [https://www.ewu.edu/library/how-to-access-library-resources-during-a-closure/].

Find Books, Videos

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.

Online Reference Collections

Need background information to learn about a topic that you're not familiar?  Try looking at some encyclopedias and other resources in these collections.

eBook Collections at EWU Libraries

Features current, copyrighted materials purchased by EWU or Summit Libraries.

Other eBook Collections Available During the COVID-19 Situation

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

Locating & Requesting Books or Videos

Searching the EWU Catalog for library materials

Our catalog contains not only EWU materials, but also items held by Summit Libraries (academic libraries in this region).  We have an agrement with the Summit Libraries to borrow materials from each other.  So it means you have access to millions of books from these other institutions.

 

If the item is held by Eastern Washington University:

  • Search the EWU catalog for the item you want.
  • Click on the Available at … (green colored text link to bring up the holding information).
  • If you haven’t already logged into the system using your NetID, then click on the Sign-in for More Options link (right hand side). For help, [accounts.ewu.edu or (509)359-6411].
  • Click on the Request EWU Item link.
  • As your Pick-up Location, choose the Bellevue College Library. The item will be mailed to the Bellevue Library and held for you there.  Delivery time is approximately 4-8 days.

 

If it is held by a Summit Library (other university libraries throughout the region):

  • Search the EWU catalog for the item you want.
  • Materials from other libraries (Summit) will say "Check Request Options - Held by Summit Libraries" (orange colored text). Click on that link.
  • If you haven’t already logged into the system using your NetID, then click on the Sign-in link. For help, [accounts.ewu.edu] or (509)359-6411].
  • Click on the Place Summit Request link.
  • As your Pick-up Location, choose the Bellevue College Library. The item will be mailed to the Bellevue Library and held for you there.  Delivery time is approximately 4-8 days.

 

If it is not held by EWU or Summit Libraries:

  • If you can’t find the item you want from EWU or a Summit library, then you can order it from our InterLibrary Loan system (ILL).
  • Go to our ILL site [http://research.ewu.edu/ill] & click on the log-in link.
  • Sign-in using your NetID. For help, [accounts.ewu.edu or (509)359-6411].
  • Once in the ILL system, check your Account Details & Communication Preferences tab to make sure it reflects the correct information (change if necessary).
  • Click on the ILL Requests link (if it isn't already open) & then the Create Request link.
  • Fill in all required information about the item you want and submit your request.
  • Once you submit your request, it can take 1-2 weeks to deliver an item. We will ship the item to you via FedEx Ground with a prepaid envelope for returning the item.
  • *Click on the Account Details tab & check to make sure your address is correct.  We want to make sure you get your items if we have to physically ship something to you.