Borrowing Materials

Bellevue College employees and students who are currently enrolled in a course offered by BC may use their employee ID or student ID to borrow library materials. A total of 20 items may be checked out at any time.

ItemLoan PeriodFine
Books and Plays21 days (renew for 21 additional days)$.20 per item per day
BC Reads! title7 days (renew for 7 additional days)$.20 per item per day
Magazines and Journals7 days (renew for 7 additional days)$.20 per item per day
CDs/DVDs*3 days (renew for 3 additional days)$.20 per item per day
Reserve Materials and Microsoft Imagine SoftwareVaries by item (no renewals)Hourly loans: $.20 per hour
Daily loans: $1.00 per day
NewspapersDo not circulate-
Reference BooksDo not circulate-
E-Readers (Nook, Kindle)21 days (renew for 21 additional days)$0.20 per day
Laptops4 hours (no renewal)$1.00 per hour
EquipmentVaries by item (no renewals)Hourly loans: $1.00 per hour
Daily loans: $2.00 per day

*Books in the Reference Collection, Newspapers, and most of the reserve items may only be used inside the library.

Manage My Account (Renew/Place Holds)

Not sure what items you have checked out and when items are due? You can do this by logging into your library account. Here’s how:Image of Primo Login Option

  1. Visit the Library Account Login Page or click on “My BC Library Account” on the homepage.
  2. Log in with your BC/Canvas username and password
  3. From here, you can:
    • Renew items. You can also renew your items in person at the Circulation Desk or calling 425-564-2252.
    • See which items you have checked out
    • See what fines you have (Note: there is no way to pay fines online)


Request your items via the library catalog. You must login to the catalog to be able to place a hold. You will receive an email to your Bellevue College email address when the item(s) are processed and ready for pickup from the Circulation Desk.

Not sure how all of this works? Check out our video on how to place requests.

Return Materials

You may return library materials to the Circulation Desk during library open hours or to the book drop outside of the main library entrance at any time. Faculty and staff may send library materials to Library Circulation, Mailstop D260.

Overdue Materials

If you receive an overdue notice via email for a library item, please return it.  If you are sure that the item has been returned, or you have lost library materials, please call 425-564-2252 or visit the Circulation Desk. Late fees are charged for overdue reserve items and equipment.

Lost & Damaged Materials

All library users are responsible for the materials they check out. If you do not renew or return materials, we will assume the materials are lost. You will receive an email notification of Lost Material Fine(s).

If materials are lost or damaged beyond repair (Examples of damage include soiled pages or water damage, teeth marks, missing or torn pages), replacement costs will be charged. Please call 425-564-2252 or visit the Circulation Desk.

* Lost items returned within 6 months of the payment date will be refunded less any overdue fines.

Interlibrary Loan

Due to budget cuts, we are currently unable to offer Interlibrary Loan. If you have any questions, please contact a reference librarian. We will not be loaning materials to other libraries at this time.


The library has limited 4-hour use laptops that are available through the Tech Hub. Quarterly laptop check outs may be available through Student Affairs, based on availability. Students who wish to check out a laptop should visit or reach out to the Associate VP of Student Affairs.

Microsoft Imagine Software

For students enrolled in specific IT courses, software is available for download at BC’s Microsoft Academic Software Center.

If you have a question about our circulation policies, you can contact Circulation via email and email Media for media-related items, such as cameras.

Last Updated September 28, 2021