Librarians will be available from 9-5 Monday - Friday for help with any reference questions you may have. Please be patient as we may have a higher volume of patrons using our services remotely. If the chat does not appear or work, please don't hesitate to email, or use our contact form.
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We will make every effort to ensure that students and faculty have access to the information resources they need to complete coursework, finish research, and continue their academic lives. Our digital collections will be available for use, and reference librarians will be available online to answer questions and provide research guidance. We will be able to receive digital ILL materials. Please check our home page for updated information.
Library Hours: The library is closed until further announcement.
Archives: The archives is closed until further announcement.
We are extending due dates for library materials. If you have materials currently checked-out, you should receive a notice with the new dates or they can be found in your library account (accessible via the library’s home page). Please return items to the outside book drop when you are finished with them.
Graduating students have two ways to return checked out library materials. If you are local, return them using the book drop at the Penrose Library entrance. If you are in a different location, please mail them to this address:
Whitman College Penrose Library
345 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
The Library will reimburse students for their shipping costs. After we receive a package that is mailed using MEDIA MAIL rate, we will credit your student account. If you need help paying for shipping up-front, please contact Jen Pope (firstname.lastname@example.org) for options.
Non-graduating students can keep their materials until they return to campus. There will be no overdue fines. We miss seeing you in the library! Thanks for being flexible in these unusual times.
With the library closed, there are many ways the Library can provide you with expert help and services.
Need to fix your thesis citations? Need to access a print resource in Penrose remotely? Ask us! We can be contacted via email or chat. Chat is monitored by reference librarians from 9-5, Monday through Friday. You can start a chat conversation from the link on the library’s home page or the box on the left on this page.
Remotely, you can still access all of our digital resources, including e-books. For physical materials on our shelves, including reserves, it is likely we can get you a digital version or make scans of a selection of pages from the resource. Feel free to chat or email us and we will work with you to find other means of access.
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