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Winter 2022 Information

Please be aware that due to rapid changes in King County and the region due to COVID-19, details for Winter 2022 are subject to change. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information, or email library@lwtech.edu with specific questions.

The library is open to only students and employees during the Winter 2022 quarter. The first day of Winter the library will be open is Monday, January 3.

The days and times the library will be open are:

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

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

Study Rooms

As of Winter 2022, one study room will be available again for student use. T311A is located on the upper floor of the library. It can be booked in advance via our Bookings page and is otherwise first come, first serve.

Curbside Services

As of Fall 2021, Curbside Services are no longer available. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have a question about checking in/out items and printing, please email library@lwtech.edu.

Laptop Availability

Do you need to check out a laptop from the library? The library has a limited number of circulating laptops available, first come first serve. Stop by the library or contact us for more information on our current inventory.

You may also qualify for a free laptop or other device, to own. If you are interested in this program, follow the process below.

  • Fill out the brief "Technology Needs Assessment Form" at LWTech.edu/SummerFall
  • Your form will be reviewed and you will be contacted by LWTech's Dean of Instruction
    Depending on availability, the Dean will contact you with next steps.

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 Greg Bem, Sue Wozniak, and Katherine Kelley.

Appointments can be in person or online via Zoom/Teams.

Librarian Chat on Microsoft Teams

To chat and have voice/video calls with librarians Greg and Sue online, please r

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) Collection

Launched Fall 2021

The library has launched a Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) collection to support the new DSJ requirement across all academic programs. It is located on the upper floor of the library. Learn more here.

Land Acknowledgment and Commitment to Indigenous Culture and Knowledge

Started in Spring 2021

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.

Anti-Racism Collection Development Review

Started in Summer 2020

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.


Our 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.