Check-Out and Return for Summer 2021

See the Media Loan website for updates to return and checkout procedures for Spring 2021. Media Labs continue to be closed, and staff are working remotely.

For information about checking out Chromebooks go to the library's Chromebook page.

Printing Services are now available!

Borrowing materials for Summer 2021

The Library is lending books and other physical items. You can search for items in the library catalog. Summit items are available from most of our lending partners and check out for six weeks, with potential renewal for up to an additional six weeks. Media items have a six day loan/up to six day renewal policy. Inter-library loan is limited to online article requests.

Log in to the library catalog to request that the item be held. You will receive an email when it is ready to be picked up. Items will be held for seven days. Curbside Service is available Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm (For Curbside Service availability over Break Weeks, see evergreen.edu/library). Please wear a face covering.

When you arrive, call (360) 867-6580 and provide your A Number or community library card number. Circulation staff can meet you at one of the following locations:

  • 15-minute parking space at the traffic circle
  • Main doors to the library
  • Loading dock in the rear of the library

 Circulation staff will use paper or plastic bags to convey items, and will wear face coverings.

Need a Library card but are not a student, staff or faculty? No problem. Call 360-867-6580 during our Curbside Service hours. We will make you an account over the phone. Please bring current photo ID when you arrive to retrieve your card. Please refer to the above instructions for curbside pickup of items and/or cards.

Library materials (books, LPs, DVDs, Chromebooks, etc.) are all potential surfaces of COVID-19 transmission. We monitor developments in scientific guidance to guard against viral transmission. Materials and equipment returned to us are quarantined for five days; lending will resume of materials that have undergone quarantine, and we will observe physical distancing.

Please do not attempt to disinfect library materials. If you are aware of material that has a high probability of exposure, contact us at libraryhelp@evergreen.edu or (360) 867-6580.

Returning materials

Please return or renew items with a June 11 due date. Due dates will be enforced. Summit due dates will vary and will also be enforced. Call 360-867-6580 to renew items. 

Tacoma

The Tacoma Campus will provide designated days/times for in-person returns to the Tacoma Building; details announced at Lyceum.

Olympia

Non-fragile items, including books and DVDs, may be returned via the book drop outside of the main doors of the Evans Library Building, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please observe physical distancing while on campus.

Fragile items, including Chromebooks, may be returned in person during our Curbside Service hours. Please wear a face covering.

When you arrive, call (360) 867-6580. Circulation staff can meet you at one of the following locations:

  • 15-minute parking space at the traffic circle
  • Main doors to the library
  • Loading dock in the rear of the library

 Circulation staff will use paper or plastic bags to convey items, and will wear face coverings.

If you are unable to return to the Olympia or Tacoma area

Please mail items to the college at your expense to:

Library Circulation L2300
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
The Evergreen State College
Olympia WA 98505

 

Online library services

 

Additional information

  • Email is our preferred form of communication; we may not be able to return phone messages.
  • Library Faculty are eager to support remote learning and teaching; you can contact them via LibraryFacultyDL@evergreen.edu.
  • We are not able to scan physical items to produce PDFs. Faculty may wish to create PDFs for use in remote teaching; if so, please be sure to create them with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) so that accessible technology software can read them.

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