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The Spokane Academic Library collection includes approximately 10,000 books and a relatively small number of videos. Approximately half of the collection belongs to Eastern Washington University and half to Washington State University. The Spokane Academic Library collects materials that support the academic programs offered at the Spokane campus: the design disciplines (e.g., landscape architecture), business and public administration, education, nursing, pharmacy, health sciences, etc. WSU students may borrow EWU items and vice versa. However, loan periods will vary, depending upon the affiliation of the borrower and the ownership of the item.
To locate a book or video, search the EWU Library Catalog. You can limit your search scope to just the local EWU collection in Spokane, all of EWU Libraries' holdings, or more broadly to include items available from Summit (a combined system of 37 academic libraries in Washington and Oregon) and other libraries worldwide via WorldCat. You can also use WSU's Search It catalog and limit to Spokane, for WSU holdings at the Spokane Academic Library.
The reference books are shelved on the main floor in Room 200 of the Academic Center Building and do not circulate.
Search for articles using one of the many subscription databases provided by EWU libraries. The full text of articles is often provided directly within the database. If full text is not available for a particular article, click on the Check for Full Text button and follow the instructions.
To determine availability of an article outside of one of our databases, first check to see if the article you want is available electronically or physically in the Spokane Academic Library. If you have a citation to an article, check:
If the article is not available online or in the library, you may request it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
If an item is available in the Spokane Academic Library, the patron is responsible for photocopying or scanning it.
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