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Ray Howard Library Updates

services and resources available during quaratine

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions for Students

While the Ray Howard Library building is closed to protect students and library employees, library staff are available to students and staff through AskWA 24/7 chat reference, email, and scheduled video chat . Librarians are available to teach workshops in courses through Canvas modules and zoom instruction. See Library Remote Resources and Services for more information.

Ray Howard Librarians are available to assist you through AskWA from 10 AM- 10 PM Monday-Thursday, 10 AM- 9 PM Friday and 1 PM- 5 PM Sunday.
Librarians from other libraries in our cooperative are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Other Ray Howard Library staff work during regular business hours but may not be immediately available due to remote operations. 

The college only issuing ID cards to students in the Nursing program this quarter.
If your instructor has told you that you need an ID and badge for clinicals, fill out the form here. 
You can contact a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through AskWA, our chat service.
Fill out the form here to apply.
If a laptop is available, you will also need to schedule a pickup time before coming to campus.

All books, CDs and DVDs checked out last quarter are now due regardless of your enrollment status.

If you are no longer enrolled at the college and you have a laptop, it is, or was due at the end of your last quarter. If you are currently enrolled your laptop is due at the end of this quarter but may be renewed if you are enrolled for next quarter. Please contact us at with questions or to request renewals.

Fines accrued during this time will be reviewed and adjusted upon reopening.
No overdues will block you from registering for next quarter.

Please schedule an appointment to drop off equipment or library materials here.
We are unable to check out textbooks this quarter.

We are unable to check out books or other library materials at this time but stay tuned.
In the meantime, we are happy to help you find ebooks, articles, streaming films and more.

We are not yet able to fill requests for books, but we are still filling requests for articles.
Requests may take longer to fill due to widespread shutdowns and moves to remote operations.

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