About Foster Library

Library Facts


  • 60,000 business books, with new books added every month
  • Extensive business reference collection
  • Subscriptions to over 300 business and economics journals
  • 5 business newspaper subscriptions
  • Annual report collection with a concentration on Pacific Northwest companies
  • Online business databases, resources and full-text journals


  • 400 study seats with easy access to power
  • Wireless internet access throughout the library
  • 50 computer workstations with Microsoft Office (limited to users with UW Net IDs)
  • 2 public research workstations with access to library databases and limited access to web sites
  • Self-service B&W and color laser printers
  • 4 flatbed scanners attached to computers
  • 2 book scanning stations
  • Headphones, calculators, USB drives, and VGA adaptors for Apple computers available for checkout


  • 440 study seats
  • 11 group study rooms equipped with white boards and LCD monitors
  • 21,500 square foot facility spanning two floors
  • 800 square foot skylight