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What may I take home?
Most books and videos can be checked out using your student ID card. The books can be checked out for four weeks, and the videos can be checked out for one week. Library staff members on the first floor would be happy to check out the books and videos for you. Magazines, newspapers, and materials labeled "Library Use Only" cannot be taken out of the library. Please read these in the library.
How do I reserve a group study room?
There are more than 25 group study rooms in the Campus Library. If you would like to work in a group, one of the group members can use our online reservation system to reserve a room at the library.
Where are the newspapers and magazines?
Current issues of local and national newspapers (e.g., The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Seattle Times) are in the open study area on the first floor. Popular magazines (e.g., Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone) can also be found in this area.
How do I get extra help with a class assignment?
If you need research help for one of your class assignments, please ask at the front desk of the library or contact us. We are here to help!
Where do I get more information about the library?
If you have questions about the library, ask anyone behind the information desk on the first floor. You can also get help via e-mail or chat. Chelsea Nesvig, the librarian who works with students in ESL and international student programs, is also available to answer questions.