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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Services for Graduate Students

General Frequently Asked Questions

Library Stats

  • 21 miles of shelving in the JFK Library
  • 1.5 million items
  • 750,000 titles
  • 30,000+ online or print periodicals
  • 14,400 videos/DVDs
  • 100+ electronic databases
  • 200 laptops for check-out
  • Around 100 public computer stations in the JFK Library, 14 in the Spokane Academic Library
  • 1,270 seats
  • 12 group study rooms in the JFK Library, 5 in the Spokane Academic Library
  • 1 coffee shop in the JFK Library, and the Fresh Plate Cafe is one floor below their library
  • Wireless access throughout the JFK and Spokane Academic Library

When is the library open?

JFK Library hours fall/winter/spring quarters (subject to change):

Monday-Thursday ----7:30am to midnight
Friday -----------------7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday -------------10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday ---------------1:00pm to midnight

Spokane Academic Library hours fall/winter/spring quarters (subject to change):

Monday-Thursday ----7:30am to 9:00pm
Friday -----------------7:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday --------------9:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday ---------------10:00am to 6:00pm

Where is the library?

  • JFK Library on the Cheney campus is on the Mall, directly across from Patterson Hall
  • Spokane Academic Library on the Spokane campus is on the 2nd floor of the Academic Center
  • Online at http://www.ewu.edu/library

Where can I study?

  • At study carrels and tables scattered throughout the libraries
  • In the JFK Library, in group study rooms: 7 on the Lower Level and 5 on the Upper Level
  • In the Spokane Academic Library, in 5 group study rooms
  • In the JFK Library, assigned lockable carrels for students working on their thesis; contact Circulation Desk at 359-7888 or email ewu.circulation@ewu.edu for availability

How can I check out a laptop or other equipment?

  • In the JFK Library, go to the Lower Level Services Desk to check out a laptop, digital camera, projector, etc.
  • In the Spokane Academic Library, go to the Circulation Desk to check out a laptop. (For other equipment, you'll have to come to the JFK Library.)

How can I organize and cite my sources?

Use RefWorks, an online citation management system. With it you can import citations from databases, organize into folders, and format in-text citations and bibliographies in any style.

How can I get more help with my research?

  • For personalized consultations in the JFK Library, contact the Reference Desk on the Main Level to speak with one of our librarians, or call 359-2263.
  • Set up an appointment with the librarian assigned to your subject area.
  • For personalized consultations in the Spokane Academic Library, contact the Circulation Desk, or call 358-7930.
  • To chat, email or schedule an appointment with a librarian, go to Ask a Librarian.

How can I get more help with my writing?

Contact the Writers' Center. You will need to make an appointment with them, but they can meet face-to-face or virtually.

For more frequently asked questions, see the general FAQ.