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The Daniel J. Evans Library

Off Campus Access

On-campus access to digital library resources is unrestricted. Remote, or off-campus access, is restricted to the faculty, staff and students of The Evergreen State College. From off campus, when accessing databases or subscriptions provided by the Evergreen Library, be sure to start from the library webpage and expect to be asked for the same username and password that you use for your Evergreen email . Your library account must be current.

If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk: (360) 867-6252 or (877) 827-8016.

To Reservation-Based and MPA Tribal Governance Students

Your program schedules bring you to campus only occasionally, so the Library provides additional off-campus services. Your library account, which is established automatically when you register, identifies you as a member of the Reservation-Based or MPA Tribal Governance programs, and, as a result, materials you request from the Evergreen Library collection, Summit, or Interlibrary Loan will be mailed directly to your home. In order to use these services, you will need access to the internet and you will need to know your student ID number.


  • Start from the Evergreen Library to search for books you would like to borrow. Once you find specific books you want sent to you, click on the Request button, provide your name and ID number, and the book will be mailed to you. Evergreen books are due at the end of the quarter and you have the option to renew them for an additional quarter, which you may do yourself in your library account on line.
  • To search and request books beyond the Evergreen Library, search the huge, shared catalog of the 37 libraries in the SUMMIT consortium.  The green button that links you to Summit is on the main Library Catalog page and on each page of the catalog as you search. Request items you find in Summit using your last name (without any capitalization) and your student ID. Again, the books will automatically be mailed to your home. You will be responsible for bringing the books back to Olympia or mailing them back on time to: Evergreen Library Circulation, The Evergreen State College L2301,2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505-0002.
  • Summit books are due after six weeks, with no renewals. Fines for Summit items more than 20 days overdue are $75 to replace the item plus a non-refundable $15 processing fee.
  • If you want help searching the catalogs, your library contact, we will be happy to help. You can call (360-867-6252), email us or talk in person with whoever is at the reference desk in the library when you are on campus. The reference librarian will be happy to help at (360) 867-6252  or toll free at (877) 827-8016 whenever the library is open. Hours are given on the library webpage.
  • Finally, if you want books not found in Evergreen or Summit, make a request through the Interlibrary Loan ILLiad system.

Journal, Magazine and News Articles

For more detailed or more up-to-date information, you may want to use articles in newspapers, scholarly and professional journals or magazines. Look up journals and magazine articles by using any of the many indexes and databases listed on the All Online Research Resources page, which is a link from the Library Catalog page. Ask your faculty to set up library workshops on how to find and search these databases.

  • Most of the databases of journals and magazines are subscriptions with restricted access. In order touse them you'll need to navigate to them through the Library page and they will require passwords when you are off campus. The password is your name and your current Evergreen student ID number.
  • Many databases include the full text of articles. Other databases (called indexes) only list the article, without providing full text. In that case, you will usually find a link that says Check @ Evergreen. That link will search and bring up any digital, full-text version of the article available through the Evergreen Library.
  • If the response on the results page is "Sorry, Evergreen does not appear to have access to this issue of this journal in electronic format.", then try a search into the catalog to see if it is available in paper or microform.  If not, return to the results page and find the link to ILLiad which will allow you to order the article.  You will have to set up an account for yourself the first time you use Illiad.  The articles you request will be mailed to you or provided online, depending on how you set up your Illiad account.
  • The library liaison for the Reservation-Based and MPA Tribal Governance is Liza Rognas.  Contact her via email and she will be glad to help you navigate these steps in your research process.