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General Library Access Information

ACCESS FOR: New Students | Current On Campus Students | Online Students | Alumni | Faculty

RESOURCES: Catalog | Databases | Guides and Tutorials | Journals and Ebooks | Panopto Videos

Materials Check out, Lending and Renewals

BORROWING AND RETURNING: On Campus Students | Online Students

For questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, please call 503-251-5752.


Students are encouraged to check the library catalog for electronic versions of required and recommended textbooks before purchasing. The library carries a few copies all of the required and recommended textbooks in print and has been able to obtain electronic versions of many textbooks for all programs at UWS, saving students hundreds of dollars per term. To see the current listing of textbooks available in the library, see the Course Reserves guide.

View required and recommended textbooks for all programs here.

The UWS library was invited to join an elite group of libraries for the OCLC’s Express digital delivery program! The Express program connects high-performing libraries committed to delivering digital resources within 18 hours.

UWS was invited to join the Express program because of the team’s fast turnaround for article requests. As a member of this program, the UWS library is able to get articles for users more quickly from libraries who have a similarly demonstrated commitment to fast turnaround/delivery.

Need a resource that the UWS library doesn’t have? You can get it from another library with interlibrary loan and experience the outstanding service UWS has been recognized for.