Library Services and Information

Starting Summer Quarter, the library is now open limited hours to RTC Students and staff. Please contact us by email (, text (425-336-2764), or phone (425-235-2331). To better serve you, please leave your first and last name, email or phone number, and purpose of your inquiry.

Learn more about current Library services by visiting the Updates and Resources page or about the latest COVID-19 updates at RTC by visiting the Coronavirus Update page. Stay safe and stay healthy!


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

Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth Street
Renton,  WA  98056

Phone number:

Library Hours

During Fall, 2021 quarter, the Library will be open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. through 2 p.m.

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


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.


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


  • Jessica Koshi-Lum, Associate Dean of the Library


  • Laura Staley, Faculty Librarian
  • Jennie Vano, Adjunct Faculty Librarian
  • Di Zhang, Faculty Librarian – Instruction


  • Yueh-Lin Chen, Library Specialist
  • Brianne Hawes, Library Paraprofessional
  • Keyth Sokol, Library Specialist
  • Emily Steinke, Library Coordinator

Mission Statement

The Library is committed to a culture of inclusivity, equity and advocacy by providing quality resources, spaces, staff and instruction in the pursuit of intellectual discovery, life-long learning and student success.

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.

Library Policies