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Ray Howard Library Updates

services and resources available during quaratine


While the Ray Howard Library building is closed to protect students and library employees, library staff are available to students and staff through AskWA 24/7 chat reference, email, and Zoom. Librarians are available to teach workshops in courses through Canvas modules and zoom instruction. See Library Remote Resources and Services for details.

Changes to Operations

The Ray Howard Library building @ Shoreline Community College is closed.  Campus is operating remotely.

ID Cards

  • New id cards are not available while the library is closed.


  • We now scan chapters of textbooks on Reserve.
  • You can now request books, CDs and DVDs and pick them up curbside.
  • Email with questions or to place requests.

Circulation Policies during Closure


Returns, Fines and Due Dates

  • Returning items: You may return books to the book drops. If you are unable, please email us
  • Fines: fines accrued during this time will be reviewed and adjusted upon reopening. No overdues will block you from registering for next quarter.
  • Due dates: All books, CDs and DVDs checked out last quarter are now due regardless of your enrollment status.

    If you are no longer enrolled at the college and you have a laptop, it is, or was due at the end of your last quarter. If you are currently enrolled your laptop is due at the end of this quarter but may be renewed if you are enrolled for next quarter.

To contact us, email us at


  • Please email us with questions or to request renewals. 


  • We now scan chapters of textbooks on Reserve.
  • Email to place a request.

Books, CDs and DVDs

  • You can now ask for books, CDs and DVDs and pick them up curbside.
  • Email to place a request

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary loan services are currently limited to electronic materials and articles only.
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