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Penrose Library

Access to Resources & Services: Library building access

As we deal with the on-going coronavirus spread, Penrose Library is here to maintain access to library resources for those that stay on campus and those off-campus


The library will be open to students who have been granted summer access, faculty, and staff from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

You will have to swipe to enter the building, and there is limited capacity, so you may have to wait to enter.

Only the main floor will be open, and you will not be able to browse the stacks. You can request books be pulled at the circulation desk, or continue to use porch pick-up to make requests in advance.  Community members can use porch pick-up as well

To Access the Archives (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm)

1. By appointment only (with 24 hours notice), please call (509) 527-5922 or email

2. At your appointment time, wait by the sign inside for your escort.

3. More info on making an appointment and rules of use

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