Lake Washington Institute of Technology Partners With the King County Library System to Offer Student Access to Digital Resources


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and the King County Library System (KCLS) are working together to increase student and faculty access to the library’s digital content. The partnership was established after the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement that expands on KCLS’s ongoing effort to provide electronic library access to every student and teacher in King County public schools, colleges, and universities.

Under the agreement, KCLS will facilitate the creation of Student Accounts so that each student enrolled in any course at LWTech will have secure access to KCLS’ downloadable and online resources, including but not limited to eBooks, eAudiobook, databases, online homework help, digital newspapers and magazines, and online videos. Currently, LWTech is the first of three area colleges working with KCLS to offer this program.

“We are very excited about this partnership with the King County Library System,” said Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such a robust public library system in King County, and we are grateful to be able to leverage access to the system to support our students’ educational needs.”

"The purpose of this program is to remove the barriers to our resources that students often face. Removing these barriers means that students and teachers are more easily connected with information and services to help them succeed in school,” said Holly Koelling, KCLS Director of Strategy. “With the Student Accounts, all the students have a KCLS library card that is easy to remember, and because of its electronic access, the card will never be blocked with fines or fees.”

More information about the Student Accounts, including the login portal, can be found at

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.