WSU Tri-Cities

Max E. Benitz Memorial Library


In addition to supplying on-site materials through its local collections, the Benitz Library facilitates access to the extensive library collections and electronic resources at the other WSU campuses. The online portal to all the campus collections and an extensive range of electronic information services is the WSU Libraries Gateway with links to Search It and to Summit. Students and faculty may borrow materials from the other WSU and Summit libraries.

These and other electronic information services are described in a series of Quick Reference Guides available on the Web.

Materials requested through Search It and Summit will be delivered to the Circulation Desk for pick up within a few days. Be sure to search Search It and Article Indexes/E-Journals first to determine if the materials are available from the WSU libraries before they are requested from the other locations.

Please note there are overdue fines for items checked out at WSU libraries.

The WSU Libraries have access to thousands of journals, newsletters, popular magazines, and newspapers, via the Web, in full text formats and many journals in print and on microform. Materials ordered from other WSU libraries are free for WSU Tri-Cities faculty, staff, and students. There may be charges for materials ordered from libraries outside the State system.

Students, faculty, and staff should order books directly using the Request Item feature in Search It or Summit.

Journal articles not locally available can be requested by filling out a form in the library or going to the following pages and filling out a document request order form: Web Request Order Form. Check WSU Tri-Cities Periodical List and Search It Electronic Gateway Electronic Journal List: before ordering articles.

For further information on Benitz Library services see: Procedures for Determining Availability of Library Resources.

Columbia Basin College (CBC) students may borrow Benitz Library materials on a walk-in basis and WSU students may visit the CBC Library and borrow materials. Click here for the CBC Online Catalog.