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  • Academic Programs in Library and Information Science

    Are you interested in pursuing a minor or certificate in Library and Information Science? Or maybe you just want to improve your research skills?

    Learn more about our course offerings at

  • Banned Books Week

    Celebrate your freedom to read!

    Banned Books Week is September 25  - October 1. 

    Join us for the following events:

    Banned Books Table at the Farmer’s Market, September 24, 9-1  

    Banned Books Table at the SURC, September 29, 11:30 - 1:30

    Banned Selection Book Club Kick-Off, Brooks Library Foyer, October 3, 6-7:30

  • Friends of Brooks Library Paperback Book Sale

    Brooks Library entrance

    Sunday, September 25

    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Cheap, cheap, cheap!! Paperback book sale!! Swing by Brooks Library to scoop up some paperback deals. We'll have a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction to choose from. See you there!

    All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library fund, used to support library materials and programming.

  • Game Night

    Where: Jimmy B's Coffee Shop in the Brooks Library

    When: September 27 7pm-9pm

    Join us for games and refreshments at the Brooks Library. Our friends from Nerdcore Toys and Collectibles will be here with a large selection of games. 

  • Brooks Library Book Club

    Our fall book club selection is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

    Join us in reading and discussing this classic banned book by Washington's own Alexie Sherman.

    Launch Party:
    October 3, 6:00-7:30pm
    Brooks Library Lobby

    November 2, 7:00-8:30pm
    Music Library

  • Ellensburg Archives and Museum Crawl

    Join us for the second annual Archives and Museum Crawl! The event will take place on Saturday, October 8th from 9 am to 1 pm. On this tour guests will be taken to the CWU Brooks Library Archives, the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment, the Kittitas County Historical Museum, the Ellensburg Public Library and its archives, as well as the Kittitas County Genealogical society's facility. We also want to announce a new stop on this year's tour: guests who attend this year will also get to visit the State Archives Central Regional Branch otherwise known as the Bledsoe & Washington Archives. The tour will meet at the Brooks Library at CWU to board the shuttle. The tour is free, but reservations are required as space is limited. To reserve your spot, email or call (509)963-1717