Checking Out Materials

Students, Faculty and Staff

Use Evergreen ID or A# to Check Out Materials

  • Books and all other materials are due at the end of the quarter.
  • Games are due after one week.
  • Summit materials are due after twelve weeks and may be available for renewal. We usually receive Summit requests within three to five business days.
  • You can renew materials online or by calling at (360) 867-6580.

Program Reserves

The Library provides program books for short-term checkout. Print copies of these items may be found via Open Reserve, located near the Library's research desk, and may be checked out for two days with no renewals allowed. We may also have e-book copies of materials available.

Check out our course materials guide to see which books we own in which formats.

In addition to the materials available in our collection, Evergreen is also part of Summit, a consortium of academic libraries in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. You may search the Evergreen Library and the 31 members' libraries simultaneously in the library catalog. When you request items online, they usually arrive at Evergreen within three to five business days. Check out is for six weeks with a potential for an additional six weeks renewal. Please note not all program books are available for loan. 

Requesting Materials

Requesting items is free and easy! 

  1. Go to the Greener Bookstore website to find your required book list.
  2. Search the library catalog for your books by title or ISBN.
  3. Sign in using your My Evergreen credentials and click either “Request from Evergreen” or “Request from Summit (3-5 days)” when you find the item you need.
  4. You will receive an email when your item(s) are ready to be picked up.


Can't find your item in the catalog? Check out the Interlibrary Loan instructions below!

Stuck? Contact us any time for help

Off-Campus Access
You have access to electronic materials including ebooks, articles and streaming video anywhere. 

Tacoma Campus
Request materials in the library catalog and select pick-up at Tacoma campus.

Native Pathways Program
Request materials and select Tribal Programs/Grays Harbor. Items will be mailed to you.

Public Patrons

Members of the public are welcome to come into the Library and use our spaces and services.

  • Books may be checked out for the academic quarter.
  • Films and other media may be used in the library.
  • Renew materials online or call (360) 867-6580.

How to borrow materials for free: 

  1. Come to the Library and bring your photo ID with current address.
  2. Print a Library Card Application or ask for an application at the circulation desk.
  3. If you are under age 18 and not an Evergreen student, then your parent or guardian must sign the application before a library card can be issued.