About the library

Established in 1989, during the great digital revolution and in response to a non-traditional, commuter student body, the Library’s collections and services whenever possible are available to our patrons in electronic format from anywhere and at anytime.

In addition, the WSU Vancouver Library's collection expands every year in response to campus needs.  Our students and faculty have access to the vast resources in the WSU’s state-wide library system and may borrow library materials from a 39-member Pacific Northwest higher education library consortium.  Patrons may also borrow materials at no cost from libraries around the nation and world using easy automated systems.

The faculty and staff of the Library understand that ready and rapid access to information, and welcoming and efficient services, are essential to the success of our students, faculty and staff. Developing a research-level library service at a smaller campus of Washington State University is our continuing research interest and our professional goal.

The Library faculty’s current research includes website usability testing, library space design, methods of collaboration on digital archives, online gaming and information literacy, and circulation trends analysis. Our research helps us learn how to make our services better for our patrons. 

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