Library Services and Information

Updated hours and limited in-person services available.


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 the Fall 2022 quarter, the Library will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. through 7 p.m.

On Fridays, help is available online by emailing

Monday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday Closed
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


  • Emily Elliott, Associate Dean of the Library


  • Laura Staley, Faculty Librarian
  • Joshua Allen, Adjunct Faculty Librarian
  • Di Zhang, Faculty Librarian – Instruction


  • Yueh-Lin Chen, Library Specialist
  • Keyth Sokol, Library Specialist
  • Jade Gidley, Library Coordinator
  • Christopher Gwyn, Library Paraprofessional

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.

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