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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Resources for Faculty

Library Instruction for Your Classes

To advance the educational goals of information literacy and critical thinking, the EWU Libraries offer virtual instruction, class and subject guides and online tutorials in library research methods.  To integrate library instruction into your curriculum, please contact:

Try to schedule at least one month in advance for a face-to-face library instruction session.  If you have a research-related student assignment, then please provide your librarian a copy of it to help with session preparation.

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?  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.