Library Services and Information

Address

The library is located on the second floor of the Technology Resource Center  (Building C). The mailing address is:

Library
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth Street
Renton,  WA  98056

Phone number:
(425)235-2331


Library Hours

The Library is closed all school holidays. Check the calendar to see dates the library is closed. Between quarters, Library hours are: Monday - Friday 10AM - 2PM.

2018 Summer Quarter Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday:  7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

During Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, Library hours are:

Monday 7AM – 8PM
Tuesday 7AM – 8PM
Wednesday 7AM – 8PM
Thursday 7AM – 8PM
Friday 7AM – 4:30PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Services

The library offers the following services and resources:

Renton Technical College Library makes every reasonable effort to provide  all students, including those with disabilities, with access to its collections and service. Click here for more information on services for students with disabilities.


Collections

The library's collection includes:

  • Over 75,000 paper and electronic books, covering all areas of the curriculum
  • Thousands of electronic and paper journals and magazines
  • Over 2,000 videos, audiotapes, and CD-ROMs
  • The Darrell Anderson Culinary Archives

Loan Periods

  • Most books - 2 weeks
  • Videos and audiotapes - 1 week
  • Magazines - 2 weeks
  • Reserves - varies from in library use only to 1 week
  • Reference materials - in library use only

A current RTC ID card is required for materials check-out. (These are available at the Learning Resource & Career Center, on the first floor of the library building.).  Items may be renewed several times if no one has registered a request for them.


Library Cards

Any current RTC student, faculty, or staff member may get an RTC ID card.  Students can get these from the Learning Resource & Career Center, on the first floor of the library building.  Faculty and Staff should contact HR to get their ID card/badges. You will be financially responsible for all items checked out on your account. Please let the library staff know if you have lost your ID card or changed your address or phone number.


Library Staff

  • Cheyenne Roduin, Library Director
  • Jayne Ahrens, Library Specialist
  • Yueh-Lin Chen, Library Specialist
  • Jessica Koshi-Lum, Librarian
  • Paula LeClaire, Library Coordinator
  • Laura Staley, Media Librarian
  • Keyth Sokol, Library Specialist

Mission Statement

The Library Resource Center [LRC] supports the mission and goals of Renton Technical College [RTC]. To meet the needs of the college community, the LRC provides collections, services, and facilities to support our educational programs and to support professional teacher development. The LRC also provides orientation and instruction in effective utilization of information resources whether they are housed in the LRC or at other locations.

To find out what's new at RTC Library, check out our Library blog.


Art in the Technology Resource Center

The Library and TRC building house several art works.  Click here to see pictures and brief descriptions.