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Library Policies

.Updated 10/2/23

BTC Library Mission and Vision Statements


The mission of Bellingham Technical College Library, eLearning and Tutoring is to provide responsive, high quality services and resources that meet the information, technology, and academic support needs for learning and teaching.


The vision of Bellingham Technical College Library, eLearning and Tutoring is to be a welcoming and innovative center of excellence for information literacy, access to technology, and collaborative academic support.


Updated 09/23

Library Goals and Values Statements



Guide the BTC community through complex information and technology landscapes with specialized knowledge and personalized, responsive service. 

Teaching & Learning

Support, develop and advance student learning and faculty teaching by providing equitable information and digital literacy instruction to the diverse BTC community.


Create inclusive pathways for access to collections, resources and technology in support of student success.


Cultivate collaborative community relationships and welcoming environments to strengthen and promote effective services, practices and resources.  



Upholding core professional principles centered on commitment to academic freedom, confidentiality, critical thinking, equitable access, and responsible resource stewardship.


Providing individualized service and support for current and emerging information, teaching, research and technology needs of the campus community.


Supporting an inclusive, welcoming environment with quality services, instruction, and resources that contribute to student success, information and digital literacies, and life-long learning.


Building positive relationships to advance shared values, priorities, and resources with the BTC community and local, regional and national partners.


Updated 09/23