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Central Washington University Library - Des Moines

The Central Washington University Des Moines Center Library is one of the Central Washington University Libraries, providing on-site services to CWU Centers students. It is also open and available to "walk-ins" from the Highline campus, providing on-site access to their extensive collection of databases.

What if I'm not a CWU student?

If you are on the Highline campus, you are welcome to walk across the plaza to the Higher Education Center, (Building 29, third floor, main administrative offices) and use the resources of the CWU Library branch there. If you are not on campus, the resources of the CWU Library (like any other library) are available to you through Highline's Interlibrary Loan service.

Current CWU Des Moines Library Resource Center hours:

Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm

Friday-Sunday CLOSED


Use these links to get started with the Central Washington University Library, Des Moines: