Foster Business Library

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Foster School serves more than 2,500 students. With one-in-four UW freshman applicants requesting business majors, demand for Foster School business education is significant and growing.

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


  • 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


  • 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

Library Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed
Building maintenance day
Monday, August 24 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Labor Day
Monday, September 7 Closed
Special hours
Tuesday, September 22 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.