The library at Lake Washington Institute of Technology has a collection of physical, digital, and media technologies. For questions about any of our collections or the resources we provide, please contact us. We also have equipment available for checkout, a computer lab with specialized software, and the LWTech Archive, a collection of non-circulating materials related to the history of LWTech.
Please note: in Spring 2021, all late/overdue fines and fees were removed. Lost item and damaged item fees continue. Please review our Policies and Procedures page for more information.
You will find most books on the upper floor, arranged according to the Library of Congress subject classification system.
Visit the library catalog to discover and gain access to our 70k+ eBook collection.
Movies (including DVDs and Blu-rays) are located on the upper floor by the printer, arranged according to the Library of Congress subject classification system.
Note: Blu-Ray and DVD players can be checked out for in-library use in the library study rooms.
Located on the main floor of the library near the west windows, our zine collection covers diverse topics and stories.
The DSJ Collection consists of books and movies that educate regarding oppression to support the campus-wide DSJ requirement. Categories of oppression include sexism, homophobia, social oppression, classism, religious oppression, ableism, ageism, environmental justice, racism, intersectionality, critical pedagogy, level of education, immigration status, and ethnicity. This collection is located on the main floor of the library, between the computer lab and the west windows.
Do you need help browsing the collection or looking for items on a specific subject? Use our DSJ Finding Aid.
Located behind the front desk on the main floor of the library, these current textbooks and other study materials can only be checked out for two hours at a time for in-library use.
You can see what course reserves we have available in the library catalog by searching for "RESERVE [your course abbreviation here]" and using the Physical Items filter under Availability on the left side of the screen after you search. For instance, "RESERVE ENGL" will show you all the books on reserve for English courses, and "RESERVE CSD" will show you all the books on reserve for Computing and Software Development courses.
The IPC focuses on native culture and history within the region and beyond. Look for the green “IPC” label on the spines of books and movies in our general collection.
The International Collection is supported by the LWTech Foundation. It reflects the diverse student body of the college by providing resources related to student nationalities/countries of origin. Identification of this collection is within the records of Library Search, and these collection items are interfiled in the general collection.
The Local Collections consist of the Local Interest and Local Author collections. The Local Interest Collection includes books focusing on subjects specific to Washington State. The Local Author Collection focuses on items created by authors in Washington State. Identification of these collections is within the records of Library Search, and the collection items are interfiled in the general collection.
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is committed to providing access to information for all, therefore we are taking the following measures to ensure accessibility of the college’s public facing website (LWTech.edu), and third-party platforms utilized by students, staff, and community members.
The college is currently conducting an audit to determine the extent to which its website and third-party platforms are compliant.