Library News

New Audiovisual Suite in Study Room 105


Want to practice your presentation with a large screen? Now you can use the equipment in one of the library’s Group Study Rooms to practice presentations and more. The newly installed equipment in Room 105 includes:

  • A Macintosh hard drive connected to large TV monitor
  • A USB hub for thumb drives
  • Remote control and remote keyboard (check these out at the Circulation Desk)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray player that can handle international disc formats

As always, you can reserve a Study Room online or walk in if the room is available. If you have questions about room reservations, equipment, or anything else, ask at the Reference Desk!

New art exhibit: "300+ Tops" by JJ Harty

Photo of tops in the library

A new art display in the library features hundreds of handmade tops by artist JJ Harty, who writes:

This project focuses on play as a medium for direct interpersonal communication. Play stimulates creative problem solving, relationships, cooperation, collaboration, competition, and more. In this installation there are two open pedestals inviting interaction with the tops. As the project develops, it is ultimately intended to be a fully interactive installation where all the tops would be physically available for use.

JJ Harty received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University. In 2014 he was selected by the International Sculpture Center for Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture and his work was featured in the October 2014 issue of Sculpture magazine.

Library closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 18


The library will be closed on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will re-open as usual at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Please consider coming to campus for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and features workshops on privilege, allyship,immigration, King's legacy and more, including one co-led by library staff member and student leader Tasi Salanoa on Intersecting Identities. Activist Diana Pei Wu will deliver the keynote address.

Library staff members honored at Milestone Breakfast

Photo of Dena and Diane

WSU Vancouver honored two Library staff members for their years of service at the Milestone Breakfast on Wednesday, January 13th.

Dena Keller, Circulation and Reserves Supervisor, has worked here for 20 years. She was one of a handful of library employees who worked in the one-room Bauer Hall library on the Clark College campus, in the earliest days of WSU Vancouver. Library Director Karen Diller writes: “Dena is the heart and soul of the Library, providing exceptional public service.”

Diane Manning, Interlibrary Loan Specialist, reached the 10-year milestone this year. She provides a crucial service WSU Vancouver and the greater academic community by facilitating the exchange of journal articles and books among libraries nationwide through Interlibrary Loan.

Here’s to you, Dena and Diane!

Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

Spring Semester hours begin Wednesday, January 6


Starting Wednesday, January 6th, the library will be open for regular Spring Semester hours. Please note that we have extended open hours on Friday evenings in response to requests from students.


Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule (December 19th-January 5th)


Have a lovely winter break! The library's holiday schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, December 19 - Sunday, December 20:  CLOSED
  • Monday, December 21 - Wednesday, December 23:  10am - 3pm
  • Thursday, December 24 - Sunday, January 3:  CLOSED
  • Monday, January 4 - Tuesday, January 5:  10am - 3pm
  • Wednesday, January 6:  Begin Spring Semester hours

Extended hours for dead week and finals week!


As usual, the library will be open for additional hours to meet students' needs during the last two weeks of the semester.


Sat 12/5: 10am-7pm
Sun 12/6: 10am-7pm
Mon 12/7: 7:30am-11pm
Tue 12/8: 7:30am-11pm
Wed 12/9: 7:30am-11pm
Thurs 12/10: 7:30am-11pm
Fri 12/11: 7:30am-7pm

Sat 12/12: 10am-7pm
Sun 12/13: 10am-7pm
Mon 12/14: 7:30am-11pm
Tue 12/15: 7:30am-11pm
Wed 12/16: 7:30am-11pm
Thurs 12/17: 7:30am-11pm
Fri 12/18: 7:30am-5pm

Sat 12/19: CLOSED
Sat 12/20: CLOSED

During the break we will be open 12/21-23 from 10am to 3pm, then closed until January 3rd..

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