As a WOU student, you have access to the books and other materials at our library, as well as items available through Summit, a partnership of 38 colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest. Our ebooks and evideos can be accessed immediately. Physical items (books, videos, etc.) can be picked up at the Hamersly Library or mailed to your home. Use the online catalog on our home page to search for materials:
You may request to have items - both WOU-owned and Summit materials - held for you to pick up from the Hamersly Library, or mailed to your home.
Once you've found a WOU or Summit-owned item that you want, it's easy to request.
If you're not already logged into your WOU account, you will be prompted to do so before making any type of request.
Once you are logged in, you have request links. Depending on availability, you can either request WOU's copy, or a copy from a Summit partner.
Continue through the request form to select your preferences. You'll receive an email (and optional SMS message) when it's ready for you pick up from Hamersly LIbrary or when it's checked out to you and mailed.
You have access to millions of articles through our article database subscriptions. Below are some of the best places to start your research.
Top databases for general research
Academic Search Premier has newspapers, magazines, and academic articles on many topics.
Newsbank provides access to over 900 newspapers including The Oregonian.
Subject databases for majors