Whitworth Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources

What's different in the library Spring 2021?

Library Services

  • Books will be quarantined for 2 days before going back into circulation. That means:
    • any book that has been checked out and returned...
    • any book that has been removed from a shelf...

    ... will not be available until after the 4 day quarantine.

  • Summit borrowing is available from most participating Summit libraries.
  • Hold & pickup is available for books:
    1. In the library catalog, log into your library account.
    2. Find the Whitworth library book you want and place a hold on it.
    3. You'll receive an email when the book is available to pick up.
    4. Come to the library during open hours and pick up your book at the Circulation Desk.

Library Building

Getting in the library building:

  • A Whitworth ID card is required to get in the building. Use the swipe pad to the right of the doors - touch your ID card to it and the doors of knowledge and wisdom will unlock for you.
  • Building hours are reduced. Please see the hours page for a calendar of open times.

Once you're in here:

  • Study rooms are available by reservation for Zoom class times.
  • You may Zoom in all open areas of the library so long as social distancing is maintained.
  • Only one student is allowed per table, unless signage indicates otherwise. Table dividers, social distancing, and masks should still be in place.
  • Masks are required at all times in the building.
  • Computer labs are open.

Getting Help

Librarians and library staff are still available to help! Here are ways to get in touch:

  • Ask a Librarian page has phone numbers and emails for all librarians and library service areas.
  • How Do I... has answers to common research questions.
  • Go to the library's main page to find links to email librarians, make research appointments, or chat with a librarian.

Contact Us

Chat is currently unavailable, but you can:
emailEmail a librarian
phoneCall the library: 509.777.3260
mapCheck out the How do I...? guides