Answered By: Gabe [Research & Writing Studio]
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2020     Views: 11

As of Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Western Washington University students, staff, and faculty will be able to place online requests for items from the library collections. These items will later be available for curbside on-site pickup or they can be mailed directly to you. Only materials within the Western Libraries circulating collection may be requested at this time. Music Library, Summit, and inter-library loan services are not yet available. (For questions about access to materials in the Music Library, patrons should contact

Requests for materials must be submitted online via the OneSearch catalog on the Libraries’ website. Once you have signed in (Firefox or Chrome recommended) and placed your request, please allow time for us to implement the retrieving and processing of these items. Initially, it will likely take 7 to 10 days for your requests to be processed, as adherence to the health and safety requirements only allow for 2-3 employees inside the library buildings at one time. Likewise, requests for materials can only be retrieved and processed for pickup at specific times in order to protect health and safety. Once your request is filled, we will send you an email letting you know that your item is ready for pickup.

Pickup Days / Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 10am-Noon
  • Fridays: 10am-Noon


Western Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources Site