Only items located in 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.
Overdue fines are temporarily suspended. However, overdue items are subject to replacement cost fines and blocks.
All items overdue 20 days or longer will result in an academic block and a replacement fine for the cost of the item placed on the patron’s record.
The Library will send a notice by email for overdue materials. It is the patron's responsibility to keep contact information current. Replacement costs for all items are the cost to replace the item itself. The Library reserves the right to review this policy in a case-by-case situation. 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 during the fall quarter. Users may place holds for items at Seattle Central College library and pick them up by appointment at the Broadway main campus building.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 should 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, 1pm-3pm. Click the link to start a LIVE CHAT session!
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