Return and Check-Out for Spring and Summer 2020

See the Media Loan website for updates to return and checkout procedures for Spring and Summer 2020. Media Labs continue to be closed, and staff are working remotely.

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; 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

Due dates have been extended until June 12 for all materials currently checked out. Library materials may be renewed for summer quarter starting May 26, 2020 via the library catalog.

Items borrowed from other institutions via Interlibrary Loan and Summit won’t renew. These must be returned.

Tacoma

The Tacoma Campus will provide designated days/times during Evaluation Week 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 starting June 1, 2020, Monday through Saturday, noon – 5:30 pm. Please wear a face covering.

When you arrive, call (360) 867-6850. 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

You may renew items owned by The Evergreen State College; Interlibrary Loan and Summit items must be returned. Please mail items to the college at your expense to:

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

Borrowing materials for Summer 2020

Beginning Monday June 1, the Library will resume lending paper books and other physical items. You can search for items in the library catalog. Summit items from other libraries are not yet available and interlibrary loan is very limited, so please request items from Evergreen's collection only.

Request that the item be held for you. You will receive an email when it is ready to be picked up. Items will be held for seven days.

You can pick up materials Monday through Saturday, noon – 5:30 pm. Please wear a face covering.

When you arrive, call (360) 867-6850 and provide your A 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.

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 for closed reserve. 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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