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CPTC Library: Borrowing

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

Loan Policies

Borrowing/Loan Periods:

  • Print Books & Magazines: 28 days
  • Course Reserves: library use only
  • DVD/VHS: 7 days
  • Graphing Calculators: one quarter (with instructor permission) 
  • Laptops (Staff & Faculty only): one quarter

Borrowing Library Material

Even though the library is closed, you can still check out books! Search our catalog to find books of interest, and then login with your wi-fi username and password to place a hold, or contact the library and we'll be glad to do it for you. Once you receive confirmation that your book is available for pick-up, you can make an appointment to pick up your items through MS Bookings.


Check your CPTC student email for notices from the library concerning recalls, holds, overdue and billing notices. The Library does not charge daily overdue fines. If overdue items are not returned after receipt of three notices, they will be assumed lost. Any questions regarding overdues, loans, or fees can be directed to (253) 589-5544 or

Returning Items to Library

You can return Library books and media (DVDs, CDs) to the “Book Return Box" located on the East side of Building 15 in the driveway.  Equipment (laptops, webcams, calculators) must be returned in person, between the hours of 7:30am-4pm.  When you arrive to return equipment, please call the Library at 253-589-5544 to let us know you are outside our door with an equipment return,

Interlibrary Loan


Please note:  If the items you are requesting are available in the CPTC Library, Library staff will place a hold on these materials for you so you can check them out at the Library when they are available. If they are available at other Washington State community and technical colleges, Library staff will help you to access those materials through the Washington State CTC libraries' reciprocal borrowing agreement (see below).