Friday, March 13, 2020


The Engineering Library is CLOSED. All tri-campus UW Libraries are closed until further notice, pending University guidance.

Engineering Library Information Resources / Reference and Research Help:
  • Visit the Engineering Library website for information, research guides, online resources and materials, and databases.
  • Reference and research help: use the AskUs button on the Engineering Library or UW Libraries website to contact us via email or chat online with a librarian.
  • Librarians and Libraries staff remain available to help students and faculty access online resources and support online learning and research.

Patent and Trademark Research Assistance:  Visit our Patent and Trademark Information page with links to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) information and our Patent and Trademark Information/Search Guides.  Contact us via email at or use a question form to receive a response via email.

Engineering Library / UW Libraries Collections - Circulation Changes:
  • No onsite access to materials in the physical collection until further notice.
  • The following services are unavailable until further notice: Request a UW item for Pick-up, Request for Summit materials, UW Article Scanning Services, Course Instruction Scanning, Print Course Reserves, Home Delivery, and Department Delivery.
  • Interlibrary Loan services will be limited to electronic articles and materials only.
  • Returning items: all book returns are currently closed. Please keep all items until we reopen.
  • Due dates will be extended when possible.
  • Fines accrued during this time will be reviewed and adjusted upon reopening.
  • Please visit the UW Libraries COVID-19 website for more information about changes in circulation services and policies.

UW Libraries COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Updates and Resources - information concerning UW Libraries' modified services, including remote access to online resources, services for remote learning, and guidance for users: