Library Information

WSU Tri-Cities Library

The Max E. Benitz Memorial Library is one library in the Washington State University Library system. WSU Libraries have more than two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions in addition to media, ebooks, archival collections and hundreds of databases, many with full-text access to journal articles.  The Tri-Cities Library is a member of a consortium of 39 other libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, with access to an additional 28 million items. The Tri-Cities Library offers access to all of these resources.

Renew WSU Library Materials

Renewal of WSU materials may be accomplished online using “My Accounts” in Search It, by calling 509-372-7303, or in person at the circulation counter. Materials may not be renewed if they are overdue or have been requested by another patron. Media materials have limited renewals. Reserve and Summit materials may not be renewed.

Comments or concerns regarding circulation, overdue notices, or fines should be referred to circulation at the following addresses or numbers:

Circulation: 509-372-7303
Plant Mail: H2-52 Attn: Circulation
U.S. Mail: WSU Tri-Cities Library
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671
Attn: Circulation

Overdue Materials & Fines

Overdue Notices

Library materials become overdue if not returned by the due date. A courtesy reminder is then sent. You are responsible for returning borrowed materials on time, whether or not the reminder is received. Fine and fee costs may be found here.

Important Reminders

You are responsible for materials charged to your ID card. Borrowers with outstanding library charges may be denied library privileges. WAC 504-40-060 (3) (c)

Pay library fines at the Student Accounts Cashier Window (East 254), or send them to WSU University Receivables Office in Pullman:

University Receivables Office
French Ad Bldg. Room 141
Washington State University
1 SE Stadium Way
Pullman, WA 99164-1027

DOE Public Reading Room

The U.S. Department of Energy’s regional Public Reading Room is operated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The Reading Room makes information on the Department of Energy and Hanford’s activities available to the public. The Reading Room is set up to facilitate browsing through its collections and the catalog is available online.

Radiological and Affiliated Sciences Collection

The WSU Tri-Cities Library manages a special collection of books, manuscripts, professional papers and other materials pertinent to the development of the radiological sciences. The Herbert Parker Foundation, in conjunction with the Washington State University Foundation, continues to accept contributions of funds and books to building this unique information resource.

The Herbert M. Parker Foundation is supported through member contributions from individuals, businesses, and corporations. Membership dues are fully tax deductible.

If you have books, personal papers, manuscripts, journals or other items of historical value that you may be interested in donating to build this collection, please contact the WSU Tri-Cities Development Office.

The WSU Catalog is online…