Borrowing Materials

Faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students may borrow materials from the Library Media Center. Use your employee or student ID number to check out materials. A total of 20 items may be checked out at any time.


ItemLoan PeriodFine
Books and Plays21 days (renew for 21 additional days)$0.20 per item per day
Magazines and Journals7 days (renew for 7 additional days)$0.20 per item per day
CDs/DVDs*3 days (renew for 3 additional days)$0.20 per item per day
Reserve Materials Varies by item (no renewals)Hourly loans: $0.20 per hour
Daily loans: $1.00 per day
Calculators3 hours (no renewal)$0.20 per hour
Laptops, Headphones, Cell Phone Chargers4 hours (no renewal)$1.00 per hour
E-Readers (Nook, Kindle)21 days (renew for 21 additional days)$0.20 per day
Digital Media Arts Equipment2 days (no renewals)$2.00 per day
Newspapers and Reference BooksDo not circulate-

*Employees can check out CDs/DVDs for 7 days and renew for an additional 7 days

Renew Items Online/Manage My Account

Not sure what items you have checked out and when items are due? You can renew items online and manage your library account by logging in to the system. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the Library Account Login Page
  2. Log in with your BC/Canvas username and password
  3. From here, you can:
    • Renew items
    • See which items you have checked out
    • See which items you have placed holds on
    • See what fines you have (Note: there is no way to pay fines online)

You can also renew items by visiting the library in person and speaking with a library employee. Fines can be paid in person, or via phone when the library is open.

Interlibrary Loan

If an item that you need is not available in the BC Collection, we can work with other libraries to get the materials that you need. The LMC has cooperative relationships with libraries throughout the country. In most instances, it is possible to borrow materials from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes 7-10 days to get an item via interlibrary loan, but can take as long as two weeks. The library will also consider purchasing individual articles directly from publishers if the article is otherwise unavailable. There are limits to the number of items that can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. Talk to a reference librarian to learn more. 425-564-6161 or


Students can check out laptops from the Tech Hub on a daily basis. Please read the guidelines for daily use.


You can check out Nooks and Kindles at the Circulation Desk in the library. The e-readers come loaded with selected titles, such as the current BC Reads! title.

Microsoft Imagine Software

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

Other Circulation Services:

If you have a question about our circulation policies, you can contact Circulation via email or call 425-564-2252.

For Media items, email Media or call 425-564-2001

Last Updated November 5, 2019