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Washington University Libraries serve faculty, staff, and students at Washington University and beyond. Explore this section for details about our borrowing and returns, course reserves, printing services, key spaces, and more.

My Library Accounts

Visit this page for access to the Classic Catalog, interlibrary loan (ILLiad), course reserves (Ares), and our proxy server for off-campus access.


An overview of regular and poster printing services available across University Libraries.

Borrowing & Returns

Services for our Communities

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Services for Students

Learn more about the Libraries services available for students, including connections to our collections, remote resources, library spaces, expert assistance, research support, and more.

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Services for Faculty

The Libraries offer numerous services to support faculty research and instruction. Learn more about the numerous resources available.

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Services for Staff

Our array of collections, services, and resources are available to all staff with a WashU ID.

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Services for Visitors & Alumni

There are many ways that the University Libraries provides access and support to visitors and alumni. Learn more about ways visitors can take advantage of the collections and services at the Libraries.

Key Spaces

Study Rooms

Each library on campus has some quiet study areas, but not all have group study areas or study rooms. See the Study Rooms page for designated and reservable study spaces.

Olin Library Amenities & Technology

Olin Library offers many welcoming spaces, technology-related services, as well as audio and visual materials for our users.

Contact Us

Users are welcome to reach out to us via phone, email, or 24/7 chat with questions or concerns. Visit our Ask Us page for details.