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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.

Ordering Items in the Library Catalog

Search the EWU Catalog for library materials

Our catalog contains not only EWU materials, but also items held by Summit Libraries (academic libraries throughout the region). See below for directions on how to order materials.

If an item is available from the EWU Libraries, then it will have green colored text.

  • Online items: click the green wording (Full text available, Online access, etc.) to link out to the item.
  • Physical items: The catalog will note the location (Cheney or Spokane), floor and call number so you can locate the item (see below). Use the JFK Library floor maps find the item & check it out at the Circulation Desk (main level).

If the wording on the item you want is grayed out, it probably means that the EWU  item is checked out. You will have to request it from a Summit library (see below) or via Interlibrary Loan (if there is no copy available in Summit).

If you want to send an item from one EWU library to another (e.g. the book is held by the JFK Library in Cheney & you want to get it sent to SAL in Spokane), then follow these steps:

  • Click on the title of the item.
  • Under the Get It section, Sign In using your NetID.
  • Click on the Request EWU Item link.
  • Under Pick-up Location, select the Cheney or Spokane (if you're local) and submit the request.  You'll receive an automated E-mail notification when the item arrives.

 

How do I get materials that aren't owned by the EWU Libraries?

  • Materials owned by Summit libraries will say "Check Request Options - Held by Summit Libraries".

  • To borrow them, click on the title of the item.
  • Under the Get It section, Sign In using your NetID.
  • Click on the Place Summit Request (4-8 Days) link.
  • Choose your Pickup Location (Cheney, Spokane, etc.) and submit the request.  You'll receive an automated E-mail notification when the item arrives.

eBook Collections at EWU Libraries

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