Library News

Reduced Hours for Thanksgiving Week


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! There are no classes the week of November 21-28, but the library will be open Monday-Wednesday that week on a reduced schedule, with normal hours resuming on Saturday the 28th.

The full schedule is:

Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22: CLOSED
Monday and Tuesday, November 23-24: 9 a.m. -- 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25: 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, November 26-27: CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday, November 28-28: 12 p.m. -- 5 p.m. (normal hours resume)

New art in the library

Erin Dengerink paintings

Two watercolor paintings by Erin Dengerink are now on permanent display in the library. They are hung on the wall between the Reference Desk and Study Room 104, facing the main computer workstation area. Come take a look!

Earlier open hours starting this week!


You spoke, we listened!

In response to student requests, the library will open at 7:30 AM Monday through Friday starting this week. Reference help will be available beginning at 8 AM.

New hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Connect with your library on social media!


The library is now on social media! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news, events, research tips, weird book pictures and more!

Under Construction


 Pardon Our Noise This Week

The final work on our new compact, movable shelving is being completed.  What you need to know:

  • The quiet room and computer lab will be the most quiet areas.
  • Dates of construction are Oct 13-16, 7a-1p.
  • Books and journals will be available during this time. Ask at the Circulation or Reference Desks for assistance.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

"Encounter Research" in the library


"Railroaded: Murder on the Pullman Rail Cars, Slavery and Race Relations in Oregon"

Presented by Samantha Rintoul in conversation with Sue Peabody

Monday, September 28th
6 p.m.

Join us in the library for the latest installment of our "Encounter Research: Conversations in the Library" series of talks. Samantha Rintoul, winner of the library's Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, will lead the conversation. She will be joined by Sue Peabody, professor of history.

More information on Rintoul's research and the Award can be found here.

New Electronic Resources for History


WSU Libraries recently purchased access to the final segment of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set database, covering congressional papers and reports from the years 1980 to 1994. This means that researchers now have access to the complete written record of the U.S. House and Senate, from the founding documents to the present. More information on these resources is available here.

In addition, WSU Vancouver currently has access to two new electronic collections of historical resources on a trial basis, from now through September 26th. The collections, both from Newberry Library and Adam Matthew Digital, are American Indian Histories and Cultures and American West (use the links to view the collections through the library catalog). They feature archival primary sources including historical documents and images. 

As always, we'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments about these resources.


Library Closed 9/7


The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, 9/8 at 8am.  Check out our Library Hours page for our regular schedule.

Fall Hours


Welcome to Fall Semester!  The Library's hours starting Wednesday, August 19th are:

Fall Semester Hours (August 19 - December 18, 2015)**

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 5pm

August Closure


The Library will be closed from August 1st to August 18th.

We will return to normal business hours beginning Wednesday, August 19th.

Normal fall business hours are:
Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm