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The Daniel J. Evans Library

Library Departments & Staff

Mission Statement

Evergreen Library and Media Services is dedicated to the best possible service to the interdisciplinary programs, students, staff, and faculty of The Evergreen State College. We continually strive to seek new and innovative ways to provide information in all possible formats in order to meet the ever-changing research and academic needs of our patrons; provide quality instruction in the use of the materials available through the Library; and serve as a repository of unique titles and collections for our patrons, our community, and the Pacific Northwest region. Visit our Site Map for a complete overview of library structure and services.

The Library houses a collection of over three-quarters of a million print and media items and provides more than 35,000 journal titles, largely in digital format.  The Library also maintains special collections of rare books and archival materials.  Media Services offers students, faculty, and staff across the curriculum access to media equipment, production facilities, production services and media instruction.  Library and Media Services resides within a recently remodelled Information Technology Wing which also includes Academic Computing and the Computing and Communications.  

Faculty & Staff

The Library employs over one hundred students, faculty, and staff. Our Faculty & Staff Directory provides contact information.


Administration is the area of the Library where you can find the Library Dean, information about Library student employment, and Friends of the Evergreen Library (F0EL).

Assistive Technology Lab (AT Lab) provides accessible information technologies for people with disabilities.  The AT Lab is open for use by students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Circulation is the Library department that takes care of the Main Stacks collection, helps you check out materials, responds to inquiries on library general policies, and includes Reserves, SUMMIT requests, and where you pickup your Interlibrary Loan requests.

Curriculum Room and Children's Reading Area support the needs of the Masters in Teaching and the Masters in Education programs. The collection includes materials and resources teachers need for classroom instruction, as well as a juvenile literature collection.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that gives current Evergreen students, faculty and staff access to materials that are not available in the our collection or through the Summit borrowing consortium. Alumni and community borrowers are not eligible for this service, and should request materials through their public library.

Malcolm Stilson Special Collections (MSSC) is named after the first librarian hired at Evergreen, MSSC includes Evergreen's Archives and the James F. Holly Rare Books.

Media Services provides a myriad of services including Electronic Media, Media Loan, and Photoland.

Research Services is the area of the Library where you begin your research. Research Services faculty librarians and staff will guide you through the information maze of your research. Faculty seeking library and research instruction for their programs will find contact information for their program library liaison on the Contact A Librarian page.

Serials & Subscriptions is the department that acquires and manages the subscription resources for the library, whether they be serials or monographs subscriptions.

Pat Matheny-White Sound and Image Library (SAIL) is the area of the Library that includes videos, films, LPs, images, and audio collections. Only Evergreen faculty, staff, and students are able to check out materials from SAIL.

Technical Services works with the Resource Selection Committee to select materials for the Library.  The Technical Services staff work together then to acquire, catalog, and process materials into their appropirate collections.

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