WSU Tri-Cities Information Services

Consolidated Libraries


The Consolidated Libraries house an on-site collection of over a million items including books, periodicals, government documents, microfilm, microfiche, electronic databases and reference materials for a total of more than a million items. A current list of periodicals received in printed form is available. The Web link to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Technical Library Leona provides access to their holdings. The Web link to the WSU Griffin Gateway, that provides access to the WSU catalog as well as to FirstSearch, ProQuest and many other online services is

Facilities include study carrels for individual study, tables for quiet group study, a reading area for current journals, and a conference-classroom providing space for classes, library orientation, meetings, or group study.

Off-campus access to the Library’s electronic services are also available, click here for additional information.

WSU faculty, staff, and students may check out circulating materials from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Technical Library . Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Technical Library customers may check out WSU Benitz Library circulating materials, as can members of the general public when processed as Temporary Borrowers.

Wireless computer access to the campus network, and the Library's electronic resources, is available in the library and around campus to currently enrolled WSU Tri-Cities students owning laptop computers with a wireless modem. The computers must first be registered with campus Computer Services, CIC Rm. 225. Laptop computers with built-in wireless modems are also available for students to check out from the Library Circulation Desk.

Columbia Basin College (CBC) students may borrow WSU Library materials and WSU students may borrow materials from the CBC Library. Click here to access the CBC Web-based catalog.

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

Information Services, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland WA 99352-1671, 509-372-7000