University Libraries

Message From The Dean

Dear CWU Family,

The news and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) has all of us adjusting to new realities. Keeping up with the rapidly evolving information about both the outbreak and the restrictions is challenging.


Due to safety concerns, Brooks Library will be closed effective March 18 at 1pm and will remain closed during spring break. The Lynnwood and Des Moines library centers will be closed effective March 20. Any overdue penalties for loans of any kind will be waived.  However, we’ll be here for you virtually for help navigating electronic resources, scanning articles and book chapters from our extensive print collection, information literacy instruction, research guidance, and open access advice.  We are adding new electronic resources constantly and we’ll help you find them with web page highlights and social media posts.  We’ll find some fun things too, in the spirit of our study breaks and self-care programming. For library updates and suggested resources, please check out our service updates page


We encourage you to continue to follow CWU’s main page for information on the state of services.


We hope that by sharing information with you as the situation evolves we can help our students and faculty through this time and provide peace of mind and intellectual nourishment.


Be well,


Rebecca L. Lubas
Dean of Libraries

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