For Students

Library Cards

Your Whitworth ID card is your library card. Log in to your library account here or from any page in the library catalog to:

  • borrow materials from the library
  • use course reserves in the library
  • renew materials
  • check status of holds or ILL requests
  • check for overdue items or fines

Course Reserves

Reserve materials are available for in-library use only. A list of course reserves is at the circulation desk. Your ID card is required to borrow reserve items.

Overdue fees for Course Reserve materials
hourly reserves $1 per hour per item
daily reserves $3 per day per item


Please be considerate of your classmates and return reserve materials on time.

Research Help

Librarians are available at the Reference Desk and by appointment to help with any research questions.

Call (509.777.4491) or stop by during Reference Desk hours. Email a question to a librarian day or night. (We will respond during reference desk hours.)

Find help online for common research tasks.

Spaces for Study or Group Work

Quiet Study

A quiet study room with comfortable chairs is available on the first floor across from the Circulation Desk. Other designated quiet areas are located throughout the library. Check library maps for locations (click images to enlarge):

first floor
First Floor
second floor
Second Floor


Room Reservations

Selected library rooms may be reserved by Whitworth faculty, students, or staff only.

Group Study Rooms #1 through #6 and #211: Limited to one 3 hour reservation per group per day. First come, first served for groups of two or more. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Individual Study Rooms (#212-213 and #205): Limited to individual study use on a first come, first served basis. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Curriculum Library (#142): May be reserved for Education classes or other groups for workshops using the materials housed in the library. Open to all library users at other times. Reservations must be made with the Reference Desk (x4491).

Library Classroom (#106): The classroom may be reserved on a one-time basis for group work or study. Contact the librarians at to reserve. Reservations may be canceled by library staff, with due notice, no less than 3 days (72 hours) before the scheduled use if a conflicting Library Instruction program need arises.