While the Library is closed there are still many ways the Library can provide you with expert help and services. Always check the Libraries website for the latest info about our hours and services.
Get Online Help
Last minute citation question? Want help with research? Need to reach us from off campus? Ask us! You can email us, or chat with a librarian from the convenience of your home!
Subject librarians with expertise in specific areas are available for remote consultations via phone, email, or online.
Online Materials and Tools
The Whitworth Library has loads of digital materials available for you.
Use the filters on the left hand side of the screen to focus on ebooks, streaming audio or video, and other online resources.
Articles & Research Databases
We have hundreds of databases that provide access to digital articles, video, and more!
We can deliver digitized journal articles from other libraries directly to you at no charge. This service may be impacted by other library closures and thus may or may not be available at any given time.
Renew Books Online
You can also renew your books online - just log into Your Library Account. You will see your active loans displayed on the Loans section. Look for the title you need to renew and click renew. You can also renew all your active loans by selecting Renew All.
Books and media, including Summit and Interlibrary Loan materials, may be returned to the library book return on the exterior of the library at the front entrance. (See below for further information).
Have other remote needs? New ideas for how the Library can help you off-campus? Send your comments to us.
The library building will be closed to patrons as of 4/2/2020. Future changes to operations will be announced on this alert page and on the Library Hours page ongoing as the situation evolves.
Let us help you online and remotely!
Computer Lab & Library Building information
Labs & Tech Support:
For these and more services, please see www.whitworth.edu/library
We are here to help you! Just reach out!
Orbis Cascade Alliance Council votes to suspend Summit service Alliance-wide.
Dear Library users and community members,
In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Whitworth Library continues to work in close partnership with the University and our campus partners to take the necessary steps to protect and safeguard our community. The safety and wellbeing of our library users and employees is our utmost priority.
Taking into consideration the public health recommendations for social distancing and reduced staff capacity, the Whitworth Library will be closed to patrons until further notice.
Additional updates to Library operations will be posted on our website home page and social media channels as they are updated.
During this time, we encourage users to utilize the many remote services available. Many resources are available electronically and Library personnel are available to help users navigate search and other remote tools to access materials and services.
In addition, the Library encourages all employees and users to review and follow the guidance and information provided by the University -- posted here on this page. We highly encourage users to adhere to the guidance of frequent hand-washing.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation and flexibility as we navigate this evolving situation, and we will continue to post new information on our website and social media as updates occur.
(Thanks to Betsy Wilson for the foundation text.)