How should I return books if:
I am in Walla Walla?
If you are local, return items using the book drop at the Penrose Library entrance.
I will be returning to Walla Walla soon or in the Fall?
You may keep the materials until you return to campus. Access Services will be extending due dates for returning students, there will be no overdue fines. You will receive an email notification with your new due date.
I’m graduating/I won’t be returning to Walla Walla?
Please mail items to this address: Whitman College Penrose Library 345 Boyer Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362 The Library will reimburse students for their shipping costs. After we receive a package that is mailed using MEDIA MAIL rate, we will credit your student account. If you need help paying for shipping up-front, please contact Jen Pope ([email protected]) for options.
I have Summit or ILL books?
Even if you are returning to campus, please mail these items to this address: Whitman College Penrose Library 345 Boyer Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362 The Library will reimburse students for their shipping costs. After we receive a package that is mailed using MEDIA MAIL rate, we will credit your student account. If you need help paying for shipping up-front, please contact Jen Pope ([email protected]) for options.
I returned my books but they’re still marked checked out.
We are not in the library every day so there is a chance we haven’t taken it out of the return bin yet. That being said, please feel free to reach out and we will check when we are in the library to see if it wasn’t properly checked in.
I mailed my books, when will they show up as checked in?
We are only receiving packages on Fridays, so it may take up to a week once it has arrived in Walla Walla to end up in our hands.
We are waving any overdue fines but the system applies them and then they have to be credited back, so you will get an initial fine notice but be credited the next day. The credit will show up as a negative number on your student account e.g. $ -.25 would be a $.25 refund.
- Copyright & IP @ Whitman
This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for research on topics concerning intellectual property rights and responsibilities. Broadly defined:
- Copyrights protect an original artistic or literary work
- Patents protect inventions
- Trademarks protect brand names and logos used on goods and services
- Data Resources
Information on finding, using, citing, and managing data
- Citation Styles and Tools
- How to Find Books on the Shelves
An explainer on how Library of Congress Classification works and where you will find specific call numbers in Penrose
- Finding and Using Images
- Open Access
Information and resources for scholarly communication, open education resources, and open data
- Primary Sources
Where you can find newspapers, magazines, digitized archival collections, and other primary sources.
- US Government Documents
How to access government documents and navigate our own stacks.
- Walla Walla and Local History Guide
Guide to resources at Penrose and beyond to help with local history and genealogy needs
- Resources for Alumni
Resources for Whitman alums seeking access to library materials
Sorry, the due date to order personal thesis copy has passed.
Penrose Library and the Whitman College and Northwest Archives want to help you share your Undergraduate Conference research with the Whitman community and beyond!
We think of the Whitman Undergraduate Conference collection in ARMINDA as conference proceedings. This means that we collect the materials you used for your presentation (slides, poster, text of your presentation), but not related research materials such as a thesis or a term paper that you drew from for your presentation. Making your work publicly available on ARMINDA gives you a showcase for future employers or graduate programs, as well as family and friends. It also can inspire prospective and current students by demonstrating the kinds of research that Whitman supports. Whitman as an institution also benefits from having more complete records of its undergraduate research.
We recommend that you submit your materials in PDF/A format so that your work remains uniformly accessible across different platforms (Mac vs. PC) for a longer period of time. It is always important to check that your formatting has not changed when you convert from one file type to another, so when you save to PDF, do double-check that everything looks correct — especially figures and formulas. We have documentation on saving your files as PDF/A. If you have other supporting materials, the ARMINDA author FAQ has information on what file formats we can support. Please contact Amy Blau if you have other questions about file formats for submission to ARMINDA.
Please also bear in mind that compliance with copyright law is very important when you are sharing your work publicly. Respecting the intellectual property rights of others is part of the Whitman College Copyright Policy. If you are reproducing copyrighted works (images, texts, music, etc.) in your presentation, paper, or poster, you need to either have permission from the copyright owner to share, or to determine whether you can claim fair use of that material. Please refer to our materials on determining fair use. For stock images, consider using materials with a Creative Commons license, which gives you permission to use them in various ways. Penrose librarians are happy to consult with you about any questions you may have on copyright.
The final very important thing to know about submitting your WUC work to ARMINDA is that we require a non-exclusive distribution license signed by both you and your faculty sponsor (if there is more than one author/presenter, all of you should sign). This is the same license we require for honors theses — it officially grants us your permission to make your work available online, and we can’t publish your material in ARMINDA without it. You have two options for sharing your work — either with the entire world via the Internet, or with current Whitman students, faculty, and staff. Choosing worldwide open access means that you will have access to your work on the library website after you graduate, as will anyone who searches for it. There can also be good reasons to limit access of your work to the Whitman community (for example, if you or your advisor plan to publish the work in another form, or if you have privacy concerns). Just be sure that you, any coauthors, and your faculty sponsor all agree on the level of access that is appropriate. You will need to print this form, fill it out, get all relevant signatures, and turn it in to Amy Blau (in Penrose 217) or to the Library Administrative Assistant Kathleen Hutchison (in Penrose 213).
To submit your work, please fill out the WUC submission form and attach your files, and bring your signed distribution license to the library office before May 1, 2020. Please contact Amy Blau with any questions about submitting your WUC project to share in ARMINDA.
Check out Penrose’s newest collection – board games!
Games circulate for 6 days and can be checked out at the circulation desk. Gather some friends and start playing.
The catalog, which is accessible via Sherlock, will help you find materials in Penrose, including links to eBooks and eJournals.
Search Summit via the dropdown menu in Sherlock to find resources at other libraries and have them sent here. Find out more about using Summit and Interlibrary Loan.
Find materials your instructor has put on reserve. You can look up course materials by course name or number or by your instructor’s name.
Find scholarly articles by searching our databases and online journals.
The Whitman College and Northwest Archives holds rare books, historical manuscripts related to the Walla Walla region, and records related to the college.