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Fall Quarter 2022

The library will be open during Fall 2022. Librarians will be available to support student research in-person Monday - Thursday, and online Monday - Friday. The first day of Fall 2022 is Monday, September 26, 2022.

The days and times the library will be open are:

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, Closed

Summer Reading Bingo

Our 2022 Summer Reading Bingo program runs through September 30, 2022. To participate, read books and fill out the card throughout the summer.

We also have physical cards available in the library at the front desk.

Prizes

We will have a drawing for prizes for completed bingo cards, meaning one or more rows completed (horizontal, vertical or diagonal). There will also be a grand prize for completing the whole card!

What to Read

Each box on the bingo card offers a category to guide your reading choices and a space to record the title you choose. Feel free to contact a librarian or library staff for reading suggestions! The library has both physical and electronic books to be found in these categories. Use Library Search or come into the library to browse the shelves.

Bakery Partnership

The LWTech Library is collaborating with the college's Baking Arts program this summer to bring you pastries and other treats as you do your summer reading. Check your LWTech email for more information on how to get your free treats!

Deadline for Completion

Please turn in your bingo card to the library by the end of the first week of Fall quarter (September 30, 2022) to be considered for prizes. Happy reading, and we can't wait to hear what you discover in your summer reading leisure!

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.

If the Library does not have any devices available, students may be able to access an Emergency Grant to purchase their own laptop or internet service. The Emergency Grant application can be completed at LWTech.edu/EmergencyGrant (scroll down to the Emergency Grant section).

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 Microsoft Teams.

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.