A block will be placed on your school records until you have paid for the item or returned it. The block suspends your library borrowing privileges, prevents you from registering, graduating, adding or dropping classes, or receiving grades, transcripts or financial aid. This block is removed when you return or pay for the overdue materials. Contact the Library Circulation Supervisor immediately to arrange to pay fees and reinstate library privileges and access to academic records.
Yes. Current students and employees can use our interlibrary loan (ILL) service to place a hold on circulating books, periodicals, videos, and music held in other Seattle Colleges libraries. Go to the Library Catalog and sign in with your MySeattleColleges.edu email username and password. Search for the item you'd like to borrow, then choose to Get It > Request, and fill out the online form.
In general, there's a two–day turnaround time on ILL requests among the Seattle Colleges. Library users are notified by email when their material arrives, and given one week to check them out from the Circulation Desk.
You will be charged a fee only if the lending library charges for Interlibrary Loan service. You can specify a maximum amount you are willing to pay when placing the request; if the fee exceeds this amount, the request will be canceled and you will be notified. Requests from Washington State Community and Technical Colleges are free but all other institutions require a fee.
Submit your request for out-of-district Interlibrary Loan(s) to a reference librarian, by phone, 206.934.5421, or online request form. We are able to loan to current students and employees of the Seattle Community College District and Washington State Community College. Before requesting ILL services, please check the library catalog and databases for readily available resources. ILL requests from public libraries should be placed by the requester through the public library.
Typical requests take one to three weeks for delivery. This service may be unavailable during quarter breaks. Turnaround time depends on the lending library and the postal system. You can email us with you questions to ILL.Central@seattlecolleges.edu.