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.
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 books on the upper floor, arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system.
Visit our website to discover and gain access to 70k+ eBook collection and multiple research databases.
Located behind the library front desk on main floor, these books can only be checked out for two hours at a time, for in-library use only.
Located on the main floor of the library, the LWTech Archive is a collection of non-circulating materials related to the history of LWTech. Please ask at the reference desk for assistance in using these materials
Movies (including DVDs and Blu-rays) are located on the main floor, arranged by date of acquisition.
Note: the library has the technology to play Blu-ray discs in its study rooms.
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 along the far back wall on the 3rd floor of the library.
Do you need help browsing the collection? Use this DSJ Finding Aid
Located on the main floor of the library near the windows, our zine collection covers diverse topics and stories.
The IPC focuses on native culture and history within the region and beyond. Look for the green “IPC” label on the spine of books and movies in our general collection.
The International Collection, forthcoming in Spring 2019, 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.
In addition to its collections of books, movies, and music, the LWTech Library Learning Commons also has various equipment for student use. Some of these technologies can only be used in the library, and some can be checked out. Additionally, some collection items are available to all, and others are restricted to either student or faculty/staff. Please see below for an extensive list of our offerings, and email us or visit us in person if you have additional questions or comments. Note: all items below can be checked out to students, faculty, and staff with ID numbers, unless otherwise specified.
Unless otherwise indicated, the loan period is 7 days and they can be used outside of the library.
Below is a list of the current types of circulating equipment and technology. Please stop by the library to learn more about specific models.
Loan period: 4 hour In-library ue only.
Exceptions may be made to allow for other use. Please speak with library staff for more information.
We currently have the following board games:
There are a limited number of laptop computers available for LWTech students and employees. Following an agreement to strict guidelines established by the Library Learning Commons, students can use special laptops (in-library only), and employees have access to laptops and tablets (short-term checkout only).
The library currently has a limited number of circulating laptops available to all students. These may be borrowed for an entire quarter.
You may also qualify for a free laptop or other device. Please follow the process below to be considered for a laptop.
If you are looking for additional equipment to support your creative projects, please visit the Innovation Lab, located in the East Building.
(425) 739-8100 x8320
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public