Summer 2021 will bring some exciting changes and enhancements to the CWU Libraries, especially in our flagship Brooks Library location in Ellensburg. This summer, we will restore our pre-pandemic seat numbers in anticipation of fully reopening in fall.
Brooks Library will be open this summer. Our Center locations will continue virtual services.
We will continue the virtual services we grew and enhanced during the 2020-2021 academic year. We will continue to offer 24/7 chat services and make available virtual appointments for more in-depth work. We are also piloting controlled digital lending to enhance our ability to bring resources to remote uses as well as obtain materials from other libraries.
We have enhanced, diversified, and deepened our electronic resource collections this year. I encourage you to explore Academic Video Online, Documentary Educational Resources Premium, Sabin Americana, the archives of the Chicago Defender, Hispanic American Newspapers, Archives Unbound, LGBT Thought and Culture, National Theatre Collection, Met Opera on Demand, Ethnomusicology Global Field Recordings, or our collection of audiobooks.
When you return in the fall you should see enhancements including new furniture in the third and fourth floor study rooms, digital humanities workstations on the third floor, and open doors at the Jimmy B’s coffee shop!
We hope that we can provide peace of mind and intellectual nourishment this summer. Watch our website for the very latest updates!
Rebecca L. Lubas
Dean of Libraries