Only items located in the Seattle Central College Library collection are available for request.
These items include:
Most items will check out for the entire quarter and will be due back on the last day of the quarter. All hold requests will be fulfilled on Wednesdays, this means after submitting a request it can take a week before you receive a notification email that your item is ready for pickup.
Holds Pick Up is by appointment.
Please note, not all Course Reserves items are available for request. To view the current list available, click here.
Borrowers Who Can Place Holds:
Overdue fines are temporarily suspended. However, overdue items are subject to replacement cost fines.
All items overdue 20 days or longer will result in a replacement cost fine.
Beginning Spring Quarter 2021, the Library will send all notifications by email only to Seattle Colleges email addresses. It is the patron's responsibility to monitor their college email. Replacement costs for all items are the cost to replace the item itself. The Library reserves the right to review this policy on a case-by-case basis. We understand each student's situation is different and the library will work with you to resolve any issues.
The library will continue to be temporarily closed through the winter quarter. Users may place holds on items at Seattle Central College library and pick them up by appointment at the Broadway main campus building.
The libraries, Wood Tech Center, and Health Education Center provide Holds Item Pickup service. You will need to pick up your requested item at the location that currently has the item. Interlibrary loans are temporarily unavailable.
How the Process Works:
1. Place your holds
Request your items via our library catalog. Only place holds on items located in Seattle Central College Library Collection. Due to high demand, holds may take longer than usual to be filled.
2. Wait for your pickup notice
When your hold is ready for pickup, you'll receive an email notification from Seattle Central College Library with the subject "Library Pickup Notice".
3. Pick up your holds by appointment
You will need to make an appointment through the library to pick up items. To make an appointment you will be provided a link in the “Library Pickup Notice” email.
The link takes you to a form where you can choose from available times. Once you select a time a reminder email will be sent to you with more information about the pickup procedure.
You will be asked to provide photo identification.
4. Once You Pick Up the Items
Most items check out for the entire quarter and will be due back on the last day of the quarter.
5. Time Limit on Holds
Unclaimed items will be returned to the shelves within 14 days of notification. You will need to request the items again if you are still interested in them.
How to Cancel a Hold:
You can cancel your holds by logging into your library account or by contacting a library staff at email@example.com.
Electronic Collections: including ebooks, research databases, and streaming videos are available from the library homepage. Use the Quick Find search box to get started or use the A-Z list of databases.
All current students and employees can access electronic collections from the library homepage. Users will be prompted to enter the last name and SID to access these resources.
COURSE RESERVES - Textbooks
Please note, not all Course Reserves items are available for request.
Search Reserves in the library catalog to request the available item if it has the phrase, 'Special Reserves' under "LOCATIONS.'
Or you can
The library is offering limited printing services for students. Each student can print up to 40 pages in black and white for the winter quarter. While personal work can be freely printed, the library follows copyright guidelines and cannot print out the whole of any published work. If you need more than the amount provided or special formatting like color printing, please reach out to the Circulation Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (206) 934-4052.
Please make sure that you read the following before submitting a request:
For all other questions or issues, please contact the Circulation Desk at Circ.email@example.com or leave a message at (206) 934-4050.
The pickup will take place outside the main entrance of the Broadway & Edison building. Library staff will assist one patron at a time. Patrons are asked to wait outside the main entrance doors next to the blue-tiled wall. Please tell the staff your name and provide a photo ID. Be prepared to wait for a few minutes while the staff collects your item.
Library staff members are following best hygiene practices recommended by public health authorities
Your items will be bagged before given to you
The library requires anyone to wear a mask and maintain social distance
Returned library items are quarantined a minimum of 10 days before marked as returned
Seattle Central College Library is now providing appointment times for students, staff, and faculty to return library items or technology equipment (Chromebooks, hotspots, etc.).
To schedule an appointment to drop-off your return item(s), please fill out the Return Request Form. Students must wear a facemask during the return drop-off.
Returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days before they are discharged from your library account.
Library faculty will provide library instruction through Canvas modules, by embedding in courses, and through reference services. Faculty can contact their librarian liaison or the reference desk to arrange instruction. In Canvas Commons, search for “Seattle Central College Library” to find the nine information literacy modules that you can import into your courses:
Librarians are happy to work with you to customize modules or to construct new modules for your information literacy outcomes. Please contact your liaison librarian to work with us on instruction or Ask-a-Librarian.
Speak directly with Seattle Central Librarians during the days and hours offered, Monday to Thursday, 11am-3pm and Friday, 11am-2pm. Click the link to start a LIVE CHAT session!
You can always get help with research, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Our partner librarians at other colleges are qualified and ready to assist you.