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Ray Howard Library Updates

services and resources available during quaratine

Keep up-to-date with services, resources, and operations during the Covid-19 quarantine. Contact Acting Associate Dean Leslie Potter-Henderson with any questions.


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

Changes to Operations

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

Physical collections are unavailable to pick up or scan at this time.  Library staff is working remotely and is available to help you find alternate resources.

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

Circulation Policies during Closure

  • Returning items: You may return books to the book drops. If you are unable, please contact us at
  • 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.

  • Please contact us at with questions or to request renewals. 

  • Requesting physical items: at this time we do not have access to any of the physical collection, including journals, books, and media, and will not be able to fulfill requests for these materials. 
  • Interlibrary Loan services will be limited to electronic articles and materials only.
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