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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Library Services for MSW Distance Programs

This guide is designed for EWU Master of Social Work Programs at distance education sites (Vancouver, Everett, etc.).

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 [] 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 [].

Find Books, Videos

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


Other eBook Collections Available During the COVID-19 Situation

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

Help Requesting Physical Materials (books, etc.)

Getting books and other physical materials will depend on your location.  Here are some basic tips:

  • Check with the academic library on the campus where your program is located.  They may let you borrow their materials using either your EWU ID or issue you a card for their library.
  • If you are near a university library that is a Summit location, then you can be "adopted" by that library and be able to receive Summit books at that local library.
  • You can do an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) request for the book or other item.  Be sure to indicate that you are a distance education student and make sure your address is correct before submitting the request.  You can go to this page read their criteria for distance education students.

For other options, see the attached document.

Return InterLibrary Loan Items Mailed to me via FedEx?

Use the prepaid, self-addressed label to return items to the EWU Libraries in Cheney.  For FedEx drop box or shipping centers near you, please see the FedEx Locations Web page.

Borrow Books from the Clark College Library?

Go to the circulation desk with the following types of identification:

  • An EWU ID number and a photo ID. OR
  • An EWU/Clark ID