While University of Washington COVID-19 Safe Start Phases are being updated to reflect the Governor's new Healthy Washington plan, this page indicates available services and support. The UW Bothell and Cascadia College campus remains operating with most classes online and most staff working remotely.
When updated UW guidance is released, UW Libraries will update the Libraries phased approach accordingly. We do not anticipate a significant change in services from current operations as outlined below.
The library building is closed and will remain closed during Phase 2 based on the protocols outlined within University of Washington COVID-19 Safe Start Phases.
UW Libraries response to New WA State guidance for libraries (October 9, 2020)
Access to the UW Libraries physical collection is available through Contact-Free Pickup Service.
Some of the collection and services are still unavailable: Summit, UW Article Scanning Services, Scan for Canvas Service & Physical Course Reserves, Home Delivery and Departmental Delivery.
Interlibrary Loan services is limited to electronic articles and other electronic materials only.
UW Libraries have many online resources (eBooks, eVideos, scholarly and news articles) available that can assist with teaching and learning. See our Online Learning Support pages For Students and For Faculty for more information.
The Campus Library book returns are open 24/7:
To return a Campus Library laptop, please visit our laptops page.
Additional UW Libraries book returns may be currently open. Visit the UW Libraries Returning Materials & Book Returns page for open book return locations.
The Campus Library circulates laptops to UWB students, which may be available for checkout during the building closure. For more details, or if you need to return the laptop prior to its due date, visit our laptops page.
UWB IT is also now offering a laptops and internet hotspots as a part of their equipment checkout service, and UWB students can get more information on their page at https://www.uwb.edu/it/service-catalog/equipment-device-checkout.
Cascadia also offers laptops as a part of their equipment checkout service and Cascadia students can get more information on the availability of this service at http://www.cascadia.edu/services/computing/helpdesk.aspx.
With user safety and equitable access in mind, no physical materials (books and media) will be placed on course reserves for Fall 2020.
Because library staff are working remotely and the library building remains closed, scanning and digitization services are not available until further notice.
Visit the Course Reserves guide for more information.
Upcoming due dates have been adjusted when possible. If you have items checked out, please continue to renew them if possible.
If you are unable to keep library items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overdue fines accrued between March 6, 2020 and the day the Libraries re-open will be canceled.*
*Campus Library laptops excluded.
Printing services at UW Bothell are not available on campus at this time. However, there are some local, off-campus options available for printing needs:
Sno-Isle Libraries - Remote Prinitng Information
King County Public Library System - Curbside Printing Pickups Information
FedEx Office Print and Ship Center - 22612 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021
For the safety of library staff, donations of physical items for our collection will not be accepted at this time.
If you have questions about your research or finding research materials, please use the 24/7 Chat With a Librarian service for immediate research help.
If you have any questions about library materials currently checked out to you, fines, due dates, placing requests, or renewing items, please email email@example.com.
If you have questions about laptops, please contact Library Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-352-3145.