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Happy winter quarter 2023, Wildcats. We kicked things off with a busy fall quarter and are now looking forward to settling into the academic year. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to enjoy our spaces, resources and services both online and in-person, and our winter 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, 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 at

OneSearch is your gateway to discover books, articles, and media, as well as to request materials via interlibrary loan. A-Z Databases helps you find the best database for your specific area of research. And stop by Brooks Library to check out the family study space, popular reading (made possible by the Friends of the Brooks Library), and newly purchased books on the first floor; the graphic novel collection on the second floor; and our rotating thematic displays throughout the building. 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 winter quarter events, including the Provost Presents Lecture Series with Dr. Tanjian Liang, associate professor of Sport and Movement Studies, where he’ll discuss his most recent research, This Teacher Cares for Us. We’ll also have our Study & Chill finals week events with lots of sustenance, Coffee with the Cops, the popular pups of Paws & Relax, and more.

Wishing you a cozy and productive winter quarter!

Sydney Thompson
Interim Dean of Libraries
Central Washington University

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