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Online Learning Support: How to Access Library Resources: Borrowing & Returning Library Materials

Changes to Operations

For the health and safety of all employees and our campus community members, all Libraries staff are working remotely, and services are limited. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

Borrowing Library Items

Requesting physical items: at this time, and until further notice, we will not have access to any of the physical collection, including journals, books, and media, and will not be able to fulfill requests for these materials. Therefore the following services are unavailable: Request a UW item for pick up, Summit, UW Article Scanning Services, Scan for Canvas Service & Physical Course Reserves, Home Delivery and Departmental Delivery.

Interlibrary Loan services will be limited to electronic articles and other electronic materials only.

UW Libraries have many online resources (eBooks, eVideos, scholarly and news articles) available that can assist with teaching and learning.  See our Online Learning Support pages For Students and Teaching Support for more information.

Returning Library Items

UW Libraries is committed to the health and safety of our users and recognize that current circumstances, including the closure of library buildings and book returns, impact the ability to return library items on time. 

Book returns: All UWB / CC Campus Library and other UW Libraries book returns are closed.  Please keep all items until we reopen. Do not leave library materials at locked book returns.  You remain responsible for library materials checked out to you.  

Due Dates:  Upcoming due due dates have been adjusted when possible.  

Renew items online: Step-by-step instructions on how to renew items are available from the Renewing Materials page of our FAQ guide.  

Overdue fines accrued between March 6, 2020 and the day the Libraries re-open will be cancelled. 

If you are unable to keep library items, please email  


The due dates for UWB/CC Campus Library laptops have been extended to August 21, 2020.  Please contact Library Technology Services at or (425) 352-3145 if you have questions or if you need to return the laptop prior to August 21. We can typically respond by the end of the next business day (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


If you have any questions about library materials currently checked out to you, fines, due dates, placing requests, or renewing items, please email

If you have questions about laptops, please contact Library Technology Services at or (425) 352-3145.

If you have questions about your research or finding research materials, please use the 24/7 Chat With a Librarian service for immediate research help.


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