Library News

Extended Library Hours, December 3-16


The library will be open with extended hours for Dead Week and Finals Week, with the following schedule:

  • Saturday, December 3 - Sunday, December 4:  10am - 7pm
  • Monday, December 5 - Thursday, December 8:  7:30am - 11pm
  • Friday, December 9:  7:30am - 7pm
  • Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11: 10am - 7pm
  • Monday, December 12 - Thursday, December 15: 7:30am - 11pm
  • Friday, December 16:  7:30am - 7pm

Reduced Library Hours for Holiday Break, November 19-25


The Library has the following reduced hours during Thanksgiving break:

  • Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, November 20th:  CLOSED
  • Monday, November 21 - Tuesday, November 22:  9am - 8pm
  • Wednesday, November 23:  9am - 5pm
  • Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25:  CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 26:  10am - 6pm
  • Sunday, November 27: Noon - 6pm

Library Closed Friday, November 11 for Veteran's Day


The library and the rest of the campus will be closed on Friday in observance of the federal holiday. As usual, the library will be open Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.

Encounter Research with Sarah Holman and Phyllis Eide, Wednesday, 11/16 at Noon

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Encounter Research at the Library:
“Researching Public Health Issues”

Wednesday, November 16th
12:00-1:00 PM at WSU Vancouver Library

WSU Nursing student Sarah Holman will discuss her research paper, “Grand Challenge: Childhood Pneumonia Mortality in Nigeria,” which won the 2016 WSU Vancouver Library Research Excellence Award. She will be joined by Dr. Phyllis Eide, visiting from WSU Spokane’s College of Nursing, who will discuss her course on Population Health Theory and some of the challenges of public health research.

Free and open to all.

Bring your lunch and your questions!

Questions? Contact Sam Lohmann at (360)546-9682 or


"Equity for Students with Vision Impairments," Thursday 10/27 at 4 pm


"Equity for Students with Vision Impairments"

Thursday, 10/27 at 4:00 pm in Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129 and 130

Join library faculty Nicole Campbell and Sue Phelps for a discussion of their research findings on how usable library resources are for students with vision impairments.

Mike Mello, adaptive technology specialist from the Department of Services for the Blind, will speak about how to support students with vision impairments. Q&A to follow.

Free and open to all. For more information, contact Sue Phelps (link sends e-mail).

Sponsored by the Diversity Council and the Library.

Learn about Open Educational Resources, 10/17-20

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Library faculty, Academic Affairs staff, and students from ASWSUV will be tabling in various locations around the campus this week: October 17th and 18th in the Dengerink Administration Building alcove near the cafeteria; October 19th in the Multimedia Classroom Building first floor lobby; and October 20th in the Science and Engineering Building first floor lobby.

Information about Open Educational Resources will be available 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oct. 17 – 20. Stop
by one of the locations to see print and online OER examples, and talk with Mike Caulfield, Karen Diller, Linda Frederiksen or a student about OERs and upcoming opportunities for support to adapt, adopt or create OERs.

OER Benefits for faculty

  • Increases student retention by reducing costs
  • Assures academic freedom to modify or add content to your specifications
  • Extends your academic profile
  • Provides more relevant and engaging materials for your students

OER Benefits for students

  • Low cost or free
  • Easy to find and access— even before classes start
  • More customized and relevant




"Take a book, leave a book" at our Book Exchange shelf

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If you're looking for something fun to read on these rainy fall days -- or if you have some books to pass along -- check out the Book Exchange shelves on the small bookcase near the computer workstations in the Library. It's like a Little Free Library within the big (free) library.

Encounter Research with Luz María Gordillo, Tuesday October 11 at Noon

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WSU Vancouver Library presents

Muslim women, economic [under]development, and state formation:
Spain’s immigration policy and practices in the Nador/Melilla border

a talk by Dr. Luz María Gordillo, Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Tuesday, October 11th
Noon to 1:00 PM
in the Library

  • Free and open to all​
  • Okay to bring lunch​
  • Presented in connection with this year’s Common Reading book, Integration Nation
  • Part of Encounter Research, the library's ongoing series of informal research talks

MLA 8 Boot Camp this Thursday!

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Thursday, September 29th
3:00-4:00 PM
VCLS 224 (Lab Classroom)

Got questions about MLA Citations?

Writing tutors and librarians have teamed up to answer them!

The new MLA Handbook is here, and they’ve made some big changes. Bring your assignments, and your questions, to the computer lab on the second floor of the classroom building and we’ll help you cite it right!

Drop-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to sign up at the Writing Center, the Library's Reference Desk, or online via Facebook or CougSync.

Print with your Cougar Card and save!


The printing system on campus received an upgrade over the summer, and students can now pay for printing at a reduced rate using their Cougar Cards. The Cougar Card rate is now 4 cents per side for black-and-white and 35 cents per side for color printing, both at WSUV Workstations and through the Wireless Printing system.

To add money to your Cougar Card account, visit the Cougar Cash Deposit page.

Please visit the library's Reference Desk for any questions about printing.