Wildcats, CWU Libraries welcomes you to fall 2022! After the quiet of the summer, we are thrilled to have you back, using our spaces, resources and services both online and in-person, and at our fall quarter events.
Ask Here! Libraries faculty and staff are here to assist with your general and research questions. We’re available via 24/7 chat, by appointment online and in-person, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 509-963-3682, and of course at the James E. Brooks Library on the Ellensburg campus and at our CWU Center libraries at Des Moines and Lynnwood. Our hours can be found online (http://www.lib.cwu.edu/hours), and we’re pleased to announce that Brooks Library will now be open until 7:00 p.m. on Fridays.
In addition to our extended building hours, there are a few other exciting changes to Brooks Library. Happily, the Family Study Space on the first floor will finally reopen this fall for student, faculty, and staff parents to use with their kids while studying. The fourth-floor music space renovation, made possible through a generous gift from Wilma Stellingwerf, continues to move forward. The space will be open for study this fall, with a grand opening later this academic year.
We’ve also extended our physical and online resources. Stop by Brooks Library to check out our popular reading, made possible by the Friends of the Brooks Library, and new books collections on the first floor; the graphic novel collection on the second floor; as well as our rotating thematic displays throughout the building. Recent additions to our online database collections include:
- Archives of Sexuality & Gender: Sex & Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century Archive
- Asian American Drama
- Indigenous Peoples of North America
- Interwar Culture
- Jet Magazine Archive
- Latin American Drama
- MIT Press Direct to Open Ebooks
- Tacoma Daily News Collection with Historical Archives (NewsBank)
- Visual History Archive (VHA)
Keep up to date with world news with the NY Times Academic Pass, expand your culinary skills with NY Times Cooking, and find entertainment with NY Times Games. (Our Newspapers & Magazines research guide has helpful instructions for setting up your NY Times access.)
And of course, be sure to join us for our fall quarter events, including Research Smartz and the annual Archives Crawl and Friends of the Brooks Library Book Sale.
I hope everyone has a fantastic fall quarter!
Interim Dean of Libraries
Central Washington University