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Graduate Student Library Orientation

A virtual introduction to Brooks Library and its resources.

About This Guide

Welcome to the CWU Libraries! This guide serves as a virtual orientation to the library and its resources for graduate students. As for all students, the CWU librarians are here to support your studies in a variety of ways. These include direct assistance with research and the ongoing maintenance and development of the library's print, electronic, and archival collections.

To use this guide, navigate by using the tabs on the left. Additionally, the Related Guides section on the left hand side of the page, has other additional information. We recommend familiarizing yourselves with the top selection, Using OneSearch, in order  to gain familiarity with the library catalog and related tools and features, such as InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

COVID Updates

The CWU Libraries are still open if you want to visit the library to use its resources or study. You can find the current hours here. Masks are required in the Library at all times.  You can visit the Library Updates Page to learn more about how the library is managing Covid risks, online collections, and different ways to pick up items from physical collections. 

Brooks Library Tour

The James E. Brooks Library is Located on CWU's Ellensburg Campus. You can get to know the Library through the virtual tour video below, or by checking out the library's floor maps