Updates and Resources for Renton Technical College Users

Renton Technical College Library is closed Friday, March 20, until further notice.

Information on the Campus Closure

RTC Library staff will not be on campus to process library materials until the campus reopens. There will be no overdue fees for any library materials not returned during the campus-wide closure.

Questions? Email us at librarian@RTC.edu. Check our website for the most up-to-date information.

We can still provide you with expert help and many library resources.


How to Check Out Books from RTC Library, Winter Quarter 2021

Submit a Library Resources Pick Up Request Form to the library. (All the library books and videos check out for one month) You can also submit a Mailing Request Form and we will mail out the textbook to you, but this takes longer. If you are in a hurry, you may want to pick up the textbook at the library instead.

You will get an email from a library staff telling you if the books are available, and the books will be held for one week for you from the email date.  

You can pick up the requested book at the window at the main entrance of C Building (the entrance between B Building and D Building);

Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please contact the library by phone (425) 235-2331 or text (425) 336-2764, if you need more help.

You can return the books and videos into the book-drop boxes. There are two book-drop boxes available, one is outside the C Building, and the other one is by the back entrance of Building I. This can be done 24 hours a day. (The item will then be quarantined for four days before it is ready to be checked out to the next person.)

Get Help 24 Hours a Day with AskWA

Need help deciding which database to use, or how to format a citation for a bibliography? Chat with a Librarian is available 24 hours a day.

Book a Librarian

You can also email RTC Librarians with your question, or you can book a time to talk to a librarian and get help (via Zoom or phone) from the librarian of your choice.  

Online Materials and Tools

RTC Library has over 60,000 electronic books on almost every subject, and countless online journal and magazine articles. You can search them all at once, using RTC’s OneSearch, or you can go to the RTC Library database page and select individual database such as ProQuest (all subjects), CINAHL (health and wellness) or CREDO (hundreds of encyclopedias and dictionaries to get you started with any subject.) 

If you’re looking for online videos, you can also find Kanopy Streaming Service on our RTC Library database page.

From off-campus, you’ll be asked to log in, using your RTC email address and password. Having trouble logging in? Check out the Student Email page.

Returning Books and Equipment

We have extended the due dates of all materials currently checked out until the library is open again and are not currently charging late fees. Please contact us with any questions.  

There are two book drops on campus. Both are open 24 hours a day. One is a big, steel box right outside the main entrance of the C Building. The other is a big brown box by the Bakery entrance to the I Building.

Trouble with One of Our Services?

If it’s a problem logging into the databases, check our student email page. If you still can’t log in, or have another issue, please contact us at Librarian@RTC.edu.

Contact Us

If you have other questions or comments, please contact us at Librarian@RTC.edu.

Stay safe! We look forward to seeing you in person again soon.