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Fall 2021 Information

Please be aware that due to rapid changes in King County and the region due to COVID-19, details for Fall 2021 are subject to change. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information, or email with specific questions.

The library is open to only students and employees during the Fall 2021 quarter. The first day of Fall the library will be open is Monday, September 27.

The days and times the library will be open are:

  • Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 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.

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

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
  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 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.