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Summer 2021 Reopening

The library is open to only students and employees during the Summer 2021 quarter. The first day of Summer the library will be open is Tuesday, July 6. The last day of Summer to be open is Thursday, August 26.

The days and times the library will be open are:

  • Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The library will be at limited capacity and social distancing protocols will be required.

Before visiting, please view the library's Visitor Procedures and Conduct

You may also find helpful information at the college's reopening page.

Communications During Remote Operations

  • Email: During Summer 2021, librarians will have very limited availability. Please email library@lwtech.edu for the quickest response.
  • 24/7 Online Chat Service: If you need immediate librarian assistance.
  • Zoom: Librarians are available to support you online over email and with scheduled Zoom meetings. Email Greg Bem or Sue Wozniak to schedule a meeting.

Curbside Services

We now offer several curbside services for LWTech students. For more information, see the sections below

Out weekly availability during Summer 2021 is:

  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  1. Find Your Item: find your item using the Library Search and ensure it is available for checkout. You must login and "request" the item in Library Search before moving to step 2.
    • Note: you do not need to request technology items in Library Search. Use the Notes field of the scheduling form to tell us which equipment you will be picking up.
  2. Schedule Your Pick Up: use our online booking system to schedule a time when you would like to pick up your item(s).
    • You should receive a confirmation email after you submit your schedule request!
  3. Pick Up Your Item(s): come to the main entrance of the library in the Technology Building at our Kirkland Campus (links to the direction page) during your scheduled pickup time.
  1. Schedule Your Return: use our online booking system to schedule a time when you would like to return your item(s).
    • You should receive a confirmation email after you submit your schedule request!
  2. Return Your Item(s): come to the main entrance of the library in the Technology Building at our Kirkland Campus (links to the direction page) during your scheduled return time.

     

    Special Note: Returned items must be library items. Library items have a barcode that begins with “T” and then contains 5 or more digits. If your books are items are form High School Programs or the Bookstore, do the following:

    • High School Programs: Use the library drop box (outside the main entrance of the library) to return your items.
    • Bookstore: Email the bookstore to setup an appointment for returning rented items to them.
  1. Schedule Your Printing: use our online booking system to schedule a time when you would like to return your item(s).
    • You should receive a confirmation email after you submit your schedule request!
  2. Email Your File(s): Send file(s) you need printed to library@lwtech.edu.
  3. Pick up Your Printed Document(s): come to the main entrance of the library in the Technology Building at our Kirkland Campus (links to the direction page) during your scheduled pickup time.

Laptop Availability

Do you need to check out a laptop from the library? Follow the process below.

  1. Fill out the brief "Technology Needs Assessment Form" at LWTech.edu/SummerFall
  2. Your form will be reviewed and you will be contacted by LWTech's Dean of Instruction
  3. Depending on availability, the Dean will meet to loan you the laptop. Note: computer tablets are also available.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

The LWTech Library is reviewing and revising antiracism practices, policies, and resources. The
 LWTech Library commits to antiracism through review and revision of policies, practices, and resources.

The librarians have also created a list of Library Antiracism Books and Movies. Check them out using curbside pickup.

Land Acknowledgment and Commitment to Indigenous Culture and Knowledge

We acknowledge that the LWTech campus is on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, past and present, and we honor with gratitude the land itself, and the Coast Salish, Stillaguamish, Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot and Duwamish tribes.​ We acknowledge these tribes by showing respect, and take an intentional step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture, and toward inviting and honoring the truth.

The library team is committed to supporting Indigenous culture and knowledge and correcting the stories and practices that erase the first peoples of this area. In addition to staff reflections and ongoing learning, we have developed an Indigenous Peoples Collection (IPC) that focuses on works by Indigenous authors locally and beyond. Learn more on Our Collections page.


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Library Hours

Please note: during COVID-19, standard hours listed below have been modified. More information can be found at the top of this page.

Librarian Appointments

If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian during the library's open hours, please email library@lwtech.edu. Be sure to include some information on the nature of your request, which academic course it concerns (if any), and any given timelines or deadlines involved.

Know which librarian you would like to work with? Direct emails can be sent to both Greg Bem and Sue Wozniak.

During remote operations all appointments will be online.

Librarian Chat on Microsoft Teams

To chat and have voice/video calls with librarians Greg and Sue online, please reach out to us directly on Microsoft Teams. Note: you must be logged into your LWTech account to connect with us.

The Library Learning Commons (LLC) Mission

We offer collections, resources, and services which encourage exploration and discovery to prepare lifelong learners for today’s careers and tomorrow’s opportunities.

The library's services align with LWTech's current strategic plan, supporting multiple pathways and student achievement, fostering external engagement, and facilitating the safe learning environment of the college community.

Our Vision

To be your pathway to success through exploration, discovery and innovation. 

Our commitment to our college community motivates our daily decisions and actions towards achieving success in the following areas: 

  • Foster inclusivity and provide a safe space for work and creativity.
  • Guide the community to seek, evaluate, and share information effectively, efficiently and ethically. 
  • Empower the community by promoting information literacy for educational and intellectual goals. 
  • Support growth and development of current and new academic programs through staff, services, and resources to make LWTech the college of choice for students exploring new pathways in employment and careers. 
  • Instruct the college community in ways that align with program outcomes and goals and are inclusive of student input to promote their educational retention at LWTech. 
  • Collaborate with college departments and staff to develop forward-thinking, student-centered relationships and programs.