Centers: Reference Services

Where can I get help?

In additon to the main campus Brooks Library, CWU Center students may use local partner community college libraries and their staffs, although most of their library resources are chosen for programs offered by those colleges, and may not provide the books and materials specific to your CWU courses.

  • CWU Center students may call the Brooks Library Reference Desk during regular operating hours at 1.800.290.3327.
  • You may also Ask a Librarian which allows you to send an email request for reference assistance, or

CWU Des Moines Users may contact the library at, or call Olivia Ripka, Des Moines Resource Coordinator, at 206.439.3800 ext. 3860.  Hours can be found in the right-hand column of this page.

CWU Lynnwood Users may contact the library staff at, or call Brenda Gardner, Lynnwood Resource Coordinator, at 425.640.1574 ext.3750.  See hours in right-hand colum of this page.

For additional help, use Ask A Librarian in the upper right of this page, or Help on the left of this page.

If you are having difficulty connecting from off-campus, please refer to our Guide to Connecting from Off-campus. You may also call our toll free telephone number at 800.290.3327 for further assistance.