Borrowing Materials

We have extended due dates so that you won’t accrue new fines. You can log in and renew books online. Late fees accrued after March 6 will be waived. If you need to talk to the library, please call 425-564-2252. Messages will be returned as soon as possible. Library materials can be returned to the metal book drop outside of the library entrance, D126.

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

Manage My Account (Renew/Place Holds)

Not sure what items you have checked out and when items are due? Want to place a hold on an item? 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 Log in in Primo
  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 what fines you have (Note: there is no way to pay fines online)
  4. Note: Requests/Holds are not available while the library is closed. Once you have logged in with your BC/Canvas username and password, when you search for an item, within each record is a link for “Request” which will place a hold on the item.

Fines can be paid in person, or via phone when the library is open. While the library is closed to prevent spreading infection, the easiest way to pay a fine is by calling the Cashier’s Office 425-564-2309.

Interlibrary Loan

We are not currently offering Interlibrary Loan to students, due to library closures. Faculty can request materials via the Faculty Interlibrary Loan Form. Talk to a reference librarian to learn more:


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 BC Reads! titles and some popular fiction.

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 April 1, 2020