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

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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 KCLS.org/students.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers eight applied bachelor’s degrees, 57 associate degrees, and more than 90 professional certificates in 48 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.