Starting July 6, 2021, Library opens on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- All persons accessing campus facilities are required to document their visit.
Students can study individually, borrow/return library items and tech equipment, as well as use computers, printers, and copy machines.
Contactless Return and Pick up - Mondays, 9am - 1pm & Wednesdays, 12 - 4pm, (see 'Renewal and Return', in the menu links above).
To make an appointment to return Seattle Central library items, click here.
To make an appointment for pickup, a link is sent to your Seattle Colleges email when the item is placed on hold from the library catalog or when the tech equipment is prepared for you. For more information, find the 'Hold Pick Up Service' menu link above or watch the 'How to place a Hold' video.
A 'Hold' is an item that has been selected from the library catalog by using the search box and is requested by the student (user) which requires the user to sign in. Then the item is available for 'get it'.
Only items located in the Seattle Central College Library collection are available for request.
These items include:
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.
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.
Borrowers Who Can Place Holds:
Holds Pick Up is by appointment. (see the link menu above for Holds Pick Up Service or scroll down)
Please note, not all Course Reserves items are available for request. To search for available textbooks, click here. For best results, under the drop-down menu, select 'Course Reserves' and use search parameters, course, and course number, such as, 'MATH 151' or title of the book.
Users can place holds at Seattle Central College library, . For items selected from Seattle Central, pick up is located at the Broadway main campus building.
Watch a video on How to Place a Hold for pick up or follow the instructions below.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 their MySeattleColleges email address and password to access these resources.
COURSE RESERVES - Textbooks
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 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 email@example.com 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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Friday, 10am-6pm. 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.