Library News

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

Have a question?


The Library is here to help answer your questions and give you research advice.  You can contact us in many ways:

Phone:  360-546-9686
In person: @ the reference desk
Instant Chat:  Try the Chat with a Librarian chat link.  It's available from our homepage and will connect you quickly to a librarian.

Library Summer Schedule


Summer Schedule (May 10 - July 31, 2015)**

•    Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
•    Friday: 9am - 5pm
•    Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 5pm

**Note: The Library will be closed May 24 & May 25 for Memorial Day and July 3 and July 4 for Independence Day.

Compact Shelving coming to YOUR Library!

compact shelving construction

Be a part of the excitement while we create a whole new look just for you!  Books and journals will be housed on new, compact, movable shelving to allow for:
-more space for study,
-a quiet area in the Library's reading room, and
-easier location of books and journals.

What does this mean for Library Resources and Services this summer?
Early June:
-Books in the Reading Room will be relocated temporarily.  A map will be available.
-Shelving in the Reading Room will be taken down and more seating moved into that area.

Late June to Early July:
-Reference Books will be moved and that shelving will be removed.
-Some computer workstations will be moved.

Early to Mid-July:
-Phase One of the Compact Shelving will be built.  There will be approximately one-week of disruptive noise.  A map of quieter spaces and earplugs will be available.

Late July:
-The remainder of books and journals will be moved and old shelving removed.

Early to Mid-August:
-Phase Two of the Compact Shelving will be built.  The Library is closed (as usual) during this time.
-Completion date is August 19th.

NOTE:  There may need to be a total of 2 or 3 days of library closures throughout the summer. Dates will be posted at least one-week in advance.