Library Blog

RTC Library Summer Break Hours

Monday, July 31, 2017

RTC library will be open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the Summer Break from August 14 – September 14, 2017.

Paula LeClaire – RTC Library’s New Library Coordinator

Monday, July 31, 2017

RTC Library is happy to announce that Paula LeClaire, formerly our Library Specialist, has taken the position of RTC Library Coordinator.

Jinny Wesson Retiring from RTC Library After 20 Years

Monday, July 17, 2017

Library Coordinator Jinny Wesson retires from the library after 20 years at Renton Technical College. 

Preview the August Solar Eclipse With This Cool Online Tool

Thursday, June 15, 2017

There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.  It’s the first visible on the mainland US since 1979! If you’d like to see a simulation of what it will look like from Renton Technical College – or your house -  try this cool online tool Eclipse Megamovie 2017

Bet You Didn’t Know We Had This!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Have you noticed a new presence behind the RTC Library Reference desk?  This skeleton on a rolling stand can be checked out to use in-the-library. 

Database Error Message?

Friday, May 26, 2017

If you are trying to access our online databases using the Firefox browser, and getting an error message, please switch to Chrome or IE browsers. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our IT department is working on the issue.

RTC Library Closed for Memorial Day, You Can Still Get Materials and Help

Thursday, May 25, 2017

RTC library will be closed for Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.

NEW - Information Technology eBook database through RTC Library!

Friday, May 12, 2017

RTC Library has added a new database of over 3,000 eBooks on Information Technology.

Now You Can Use the Same Log-in for Both the Library Catalog and the Library Databases!

Friday, April 14, 2017

For the first time ever, you can use the same log-in to check both your RTC Library account AND log into the RTC databases.

New Off-Campus Login Information

Friday, April 7, 2017

NEW!  Log into the RTC databases from off-campus using your email User Name and Password.  Need to find an article or an eBook from the library? Go to the RTC Database page and click on the database you want to use.  Type in your student or employee user name (it’s whatever comes before the or, and then type in your password. Students, the format of your password is usually Rtcyymmdd, with yymmdd being your birthdate.)  Questions?  Call us at (425) 235-2331 or email us