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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Resources for Faculty

Distance Education Support

Library Instruction for Your Students

To advance the educational goals of information literacy and critical thinking, the EWU Libraries offer online tutorialsclass and subject guides, and/or face-to-face instruction in library research methods to distance students in all programs.

  • To integrate library instruction into your curriculum contact your program coordinator, or Faculty Chair Justin Otto,  509.359.7048. You may also choose to correspond directly with the Library Instruction Liaisons for your discipline.
  • Try to schedule at least one month in advance for a face-to-face bibliographic instruction session, and if you have a research-related student assignment, an advance copy to the library liaison would be appreciated.
  • For online tutorials, please contact Justin Otto several weeks in advance.  He will work with you on the content of the tutorials, and whether you want it to be in Canvas or on the library website.

Help with Finding & Requesting Books

Find Books

Book Requests

Once you find a book you'd like to order, we offer two primary services:  

  • Summit Libraries Holdings -- Do you live near a Summit Library? (See below). You may check out books held by that library in person.
  • Distance Education Book Request -- Fill out our online form to get a book from another institution. Free delivery and pre-paid return shipping.

Your location and your time frame will play a large part in determining which of these services will suit you best.

Summit Libraries by Location

Do you live near one of these Summit Libraries? Search the Summit Catalog to see if the library close to you has a copy of the book you want available first!

  • Puget Sound Area -- UW-Seattle, UW-Tacoma, UW-Bothell, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Evergreen State College 
  • Vancouver Area -- Clark College, WSU-Vancouver (also most of the colleges in the Portland area)
  • Eastern Washington -- Central Washington University, Whitman College, WSU-Pullman, WSU-Tri Cities


  • 2 to 3 business days if JFK Library has a copy of your item  
  • 1 to 3 weeks if we have to borrow a book from another library before shipping it to you.


  • Best when you do not live near a Summit Library, or if you simply prefer the convenience of door to door delivery


  • We pay the postage - your item will arrive with a pre-paid return label.