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Fir Acres Writing Workshop: Library Services

Services for Fir Acres Students and Faculty

Browsing & Borrowing

Watzek Library has a collection of several hundred thousand books. We have novels, collections of poetry and prose, anthologies, graphic novels, and general-interest books on a wide range of subjects, in addition to the academic books that are the core of our holdings. We also have DVDs, CDs, and magazines such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and McSweeney's.

You're always welcome to read our books in-house without checking them out (when finished with a book, please leave it on a cart so we'll know it was used). For anything that you'd like to take out the building, you may use a temporary library card that allows you to borrow items during the span of the workshop.

Our catalog, Primo, is the best way to find print books as well as a wide variety of media and electronic items. Please note that many items discoverable with this tool are available only by request from other institutions. This service is not included with a temporary library card.

Computers & Printing

Watzek Library has a number of desktop computers (both PC and Mac) that you are welcome to use.

A printer for your use is available in our second-floor computer lab.


More than twenty games of various sorts are available for use in the library. You'll find more information here:

Quiet Space

While conversation is allowed and encouraged in much of the library, we also have dedicated quiet space on the second and third floor. Look for signs indicating noise levels.

Special Collections

Take advantage of a chance to see original drafts of William Stafford's poetry in person! Please contact to inquire about possible times to visit.

Tours and Information

Would you like some company as you get oriented to our space? Are you curious about how a college library works? Do you need help researching something for a project you're working on? Stop by the circulation desk and ask for Erica Jensen or Robin Anderson. We'd love to show you around and answer your questions.

Library Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: closed

Watzek Library will be closed all day on Thursday, July 4.