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BTC Library OneSearch

A one-stop solution for finding books, articles and more.

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Explore the resources below for extra help researching in the library, changing or setting up online accounts, citing your sources, or working with your online classes.

Book a Librarian

Get professional help! Give us your schedule on the Book a Librarian form and a librarian will work with you personally to find articles and cite sources.

Research Guide

Step-by-step guidance for research is available online anytime through the Library's Research Guide.

Cite Sources Using APA Style

APA Style is a commonly used method of formatting in-text citations and references. We've got an APA Quick Citation Guide to walk you through using it for your project or paper. A guide to MLA Style is also available.

Research Guides by Project, Subject and Course

The Library has gathered subject- and course-specific resources for classes and projects. Look through our Research Guides for help today.

Search Other Libraries

Using the search box below will show you what other libraries across the United States have. Items found here can be borrowed using the Library's Interlibrary Loan service.

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Book a Librarian

Get professional help! Give us your schedule on the Book a Librarian form and a librarian will work with you personally to find articles and cite sources.

Borrow, Renew and Return Materials

Login to Your Account to review and renew your library materials online using your student ID number. Laptops, iPads, calculators, digital cameras and boxes of bones are available for loan. Form more information, visit our circulation information guide.

Course Reserves

Faculty can request that Library or instructor-owned materials be placed on Reserve for limited loan to students by contacting Sallie Davis at (360)752-8401 or sdavis@btc.edu. Students can borrow Reserve materials from the Library's Information Desk.

eLearning Support

Student eLearning and Canvas support is available online or by phone at (360)752-8255. Instructors can get help at the Faculty site.

Interlibrary Loan

Learn how to use our Interlibrary Loan service to expand your research options.

Study Spaces

Seven media-enhanced study rooms are available for use in the Library. They are equipped with a computer, DVD and VCR players, and a 60" wall-mounted monitor. Study rooms can be reserved for two-hour blocks by calling or visiting the Library.

Media Services

Media and copy services are available for faculty and staff by email at media@btc.edu.

Videoconferencing / ITV: Faculty & Staff - ITV services for meetings, workshops and webinars are available through the library. Email library@btc.edu.

Research Instruction

Faculty can schedule Library orientations and research and information literacy instructional sessions for classes by email at library@btc.edu.

Purchase Request

Suggestions for additions to the Library's collections can be made by using the Purchase Request form.

Partnerships

One Card Program: this program allows everyone who lives, works or attends school in Whatcom County to check out materials from any public or academic library in Whatcom County.

BTC Connection: Community members and college students, faculty and staff can drop off any library's materials and pick up holds at Bellingham Technical College during college library hours.

   
Whatcom READS! is a county-wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. Whatcom Reads Logo and Link
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Mission Statement

Bellingham Technical College LIbrary and Media Services supports the growing and changing information and distance education needs of the BTC communities in an environment which encourages learning and student success. The Library and Media Services provide responsive, individualized service and an accessible gateway to diverse resources.


Hours During the Quarter

    Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm
    Friday 7am - 4pm
    Saturday 1pm - 4pm
    Sunday closed

    Summer hours vary (See right side bar)

    The Library is closed during breaks when the College is not in session.