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CPTC Library: About

Welcome to the CPTC Library homepage! We are located in building 15.

Welcome to the Clover Park Technical College Library website! The Library is located on the Lakewood campus in building 15.

The CPTC Library provides print, non-print and computer resources to meet the informational and instructional needs of CPTC College students, faculty and staff. We aim for a balanced collection of books, periodicals and media representing diverse viewpoints to provide students with resources needed to examine issues freely and make decisions.

Contact Information

Main Library Line: (253) 589-5544

Borrowing/Circulation/Fines: library@student.cptc.edu

General Inquiries: cptclibrary@cptc.edu

Jason Anderson, Librarian

Pearl DeSure, Librarian

Deb Derylak, Learning Resource Center Coordinator

Nancy Garcia, Library Technician

Colleen McGaughey, Library Technician

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Library Services

Reference Services

CPTC Library staff are eager to help you find information and answers to your research questions.  Contact us over e-mail or phone:

Pearl DeSure, 253-589-6067
pearl.desure@cptc.edu

Jason Anderson, 253-589-5764
jason.anderson@cptc.edu

Library Skills Classes & Class Orientations

Instructors may request appointments for Library Skills Classes & Orientations by contacting the librarians:

Pearl DeSure, 253-589-6067
pearl.desure@cptc.edu

Jason Anderson, 253-589-5764
jason.anderson@cptc.edu

Copying and Printing

While the library is closed due to COVID, you may submit up to 80 pages per week at no charge to library staff for printing in both b/w and color. Send your requested documents as an attachment to cptclibrary@cptc.edu. You will get a notification when your prints are ready for pickup, at which point you can make an appointment for pickup through MS Bookings. Please do not make an appointment until you have received confirmation that your items are ready for pickup.

Distance Education Services

Some library services, such as access to electronic databases, are available remotely. Please contact the library by calling (253) 589-5544 for assistance with remote access to databases and other resources. Research help is also available. Please contact Pearl DeSure, Faculty Librarian, for assistance with your research. Students can also access library services through the Library's Canvas Portal

During normal operating procedures, the following resources are also available:

Computers

In addition to the General Computer Lab, the library has two Apple computers and six additional PCs. All computers have Internet access and Microsoft Office Suite. All computers in building 15 may only be used for school-related purposes.

Study Rooms

There are seven study rooms available in the library. The four small study rooms (rooms B, C, D & E) will seat up to four students. The three large study rooms (rooms A, F & G) can seat up to twelve students. Study rooms can be reserved for two hour time periods.

A Quiet Room is available for students seeking a quieter study environment.  The Quiet Room cannot be used for group work or tutoring.

For more information about additional resources in Building 15, please see the Learning Resource Center page.