What does my library account do?

You can use your library account to save books to your eshelf, renew items, check on the status of requests, and check in on saved searches.


All current students, faculty, and staff should have an account. Go to Research Central on the library's homepage and click the person icon next to the Research Central search button. Select "WWU Student, Faculty, & Staff Login" and sign in with your WWU username and password when prompted. 

If you have any problems, contact Public Services.

An account allows you to:

  • Put an item from our local collections On Hold to pick it up at the Library Information Desk.
  • Place a Summit Request.
  • Check your record for due items (Loans), available holds (Requests), etc.
  • Check status of requested Summit items or local holds. 
  • Renew a library loan from anywhere at any time.
  • Place a book that is checked out by someone else on hold so that you get it next.
  • Check that your personal contact information is correct so that you receive library notifications. 
  • Save your preferred searches
  • Use the 'add this item' option (pin icon) to save titles to return to later - this can be a particularly useful function when using eBooks!

Sign in when you start to search the catalog to have access to full functionality. 

Once you are signed in, you can search the catalog and return to your account at any time by clicking on your name at the top of the screen.

  • Last Updated Dec 01, 2021
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