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Hours | Remote Services | Faculty Support | Computing Checkout |Library Updates | Campus Updates and Resources

Last updated April 7, 2020


Until further notice, the library building is closed. Remote service hours starting April 1, 2020:

  • Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fridays 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sundays Noon to 10 p.m.

Spring term remote hours may be adjusted, based on demand.

Please use the appointment form to arrange check out of technology.

Remote Services and Contingency Plans for Users

  • Accessing library services and collections from off campus
    Learn how to access services and materials remotely.
  • Online Help and Consultations
    WOU library staff (and our partner librarians, when we’re not available) are online and available to answer questions. Use the link in the toolbar above or in the lower right. Librarians are available for email and chat consultations as well.
  • Scan and Deliver access to print resources in the library
    Chapters from books and journal articles available only in print format may be able to be scanned and emailed to you by library staff. Look for the “Scan and Deliver” link when searching our catalog.

Faculty Support

* For both Scan and Deliver and Digitization of personally owned materials, please see the Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research that has been put together by national copyright experts.

Computing checkout

We’ve collected various computing resources from around campus and unrestricted our own resources to loan to students who don’t own devices that are adequate to conduct coursework while it’s exclusively remote for Spring term.

Please note: The resources are limited–if you have an adequate device to conduct your coursework (even if it’s not an ideal device), you should not take one of these out.

Faculty or staff who need loaner machines should contact Hilary Holman-Kidd at

A. Chromebooks

Eighty-nine library-owned Chromebooks are available for checkout and use outside of the library. Please note that Chromebooks require nearly constant internet access.

B. Dell desktop PCs

In addition to the PC, a monitor, keyboard, mouse and cables are included. No wireless cards installed. These must be connected with ethernet cable (included). If you have a WiFi router at home, you can plug the ethernet cable into it. 

C. iMacs 

Each includes keyboard, mouse, and cables. Wireless card installed.

D. iPads and iPad Minis

While iPads are optimized in a wireless network, many apps work very well while not connected.

  1. Recent standard iPad models
    Come with a keyboard and Apple Pencil. We have 9 iPad kits with Pencil available. 
  2. Older standard iPad models
    These come with a keyboard. The iOS can no longer be updated on these and so some apps currently in the App Store are not compatible; however, testing typical Moodle content (on both the Moodle App and through the browser) showed no problems.  
  3. Recent iPad Minis
    iPads only; no peripherals. 

E.  WiFi hotspots 

For when home internet access is inadequate to do coursework while exclusively online. Please use the waitlist form to sign up for access. In addition, Charter and Comcast are making some internet service freely available.

Hotspot FAQs

Library Updates

  • Our building is closed but our services are still strong March 30, 2020

    In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders 20-12 and 20-09, the Library building will be closed to the public at the beginning of spring term. However, we are dedicated to serving the WOU community and our remote services are strong! To ensure your academic success, Hamersly Library is continuing and expanding our remote services while the library building is closed to public access.  Please see our COVID-19 page to learn about our remote library hours and services.

    Spring quarter remote library service hours 

    • Mondays – Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Fridays, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sundays, Noon to 10 p.m. 

    During these hours, available remote library services include reference services, chat, email, telephone, and appointments for pick-up and drop-off of library items. 

    Please note: Library remote service hours might change due to service demand and fluid extenuating circumstances.
    Limited, mission-critical services are available by appointment and by mail. Contact us for more information

  • Remote services still available March 23, 2020

    Due to the Governor’s most recent order, our building is no longer accessible to the public. We will continue to provide support for research and instruction, as well as offer computer equipment for checkout in a variety of ways. We’re also online weekdays 8AM-5PM and available by phone or email 10AM-3PM during spring break. Please see our COVID-19 Updates page for descriptions of computing equipment, additional resources, and information about library services that are available.

    Please use our appointment form to arrange for drop off of materials to be digitized or to arrange for technology resources checkout. Appointments are available from 10AM-3PM.

  • What’s the library doing? March 13, 2020

    The library is working to put together resources for you to use while WOU courses are primarily offered online.

WOU Campus Updates and Resources

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