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General information

BTC Connection

Community members, students, faculty and staff can drop off materials and pick up holds from the Bellingham Public Library at Bellingham Technical College during BTC Library hours. Items can be returned to the Library or to the drop box outside the south entrance near the Campus Store.

To request a hold for pick up at Bellingham Technical College, choose "BTC" as the pick up location when placing a hold from the library catalog. Please call the Bellingham Public Library at (360)778-7323 if you have any questions about using the Connection services.

Please note: During Bellingham Technical College breaks, the BTC Connection will be closed. All holds that arrive during that time will be kept at the Bellingham Public Library's Central Library for patrons to pick up. You may continue to return items to BTC during the closure.

BTC Library Community Use Policies

BTC Library Community Users

Members of the public may check out regular circulating material from the Library. Proof of current address is needed before checking out materials.

Circulation Policies

  • No more than two items can be checked out at a time. Only one of the two items can be a video.
  • Members of the public may not check out items from the Reserve collection. These materials can be used in the Library.
  • Members of the public can renew items one time if there is no hold on the item and the patron has no overdue library materials.
  • Holds can be placed on regularly circulating material, but only if they are currently checked out.
  • Patrons are responsible for all costs associated with lost or damaged items.

Computer & Equipment Policies

  • Four computers are available in the Library for public use when not in use by BTC students. There is a one hour time limit.
  • Members of the public may not check out laptops, iPads, or other equipment.