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New! Recreational ebooks and digital audiobooks now available

Hamersly now has digital books as a part of our Recreational Reading Collection through Axis 360.  Our digital recreational collection includes both ebooks and audiobooks that you can access via Primo, WOU’s Axis360 website, or the Axis 360 app. Learn more about accessing these books here.

Important tips for researching with Google Scholar

Rule #1 of using Google Scholar to do research for your class assignments: never, ever pay for an article. In many cases, links to full text scholarly articles (like the kind that Google Scholar finds) are through subscription sources. But the library already pays for subscriptions to many of these sources already so that you, as a […]

WOU Faculty: get a stipend for creating an OER

The WOU Textbook Affordability Initiative Steering Committee is providing a second round of funding for WOU instructors to adopt, adapt, or create Open Educational Resources (OERs) for their course(s). The goal of this program is to significantly reduce course materials and textbook costs for students, yet provide access to high-quality, pedagogically creative, open educational content […]

Hamersly Library will be open to the WOU Community for Fall 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 continue reading to learn about our remote library hours and services.

Missing browsing the shelves?

Sometimes you find the right book next to the one you went looking for. Or, maybe you just want to browse the books and videos in our Recreational Collection. Since the building is closed this is harder to do, but, we have a technical solution for that. Try out Virtual Browse! You first need a […]

Making studying easier during remote learning

Among the services the library normally provides are scheduled group study rooms and quiet space away from family and domestic responsibilities. Since prioritizing everyone’s safety means access to the building is currently limited, we’ve put together some ideas to help you with these study needs: White Noise | Virtual Study Groups | Physical Spaces | […]

//added for spring 2020