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Updates and Remote Resources for Highline College Library Users

Highline College Library - Closed Friday, March 20, through Sunday, April 26.

Campus Closure

From Mar 21, through April 5 – Library staff will not be on campus to process library materials. We ask that you do not return any library items until Monday, April 6. There will be no overdue fees for any library materials not returned during the campus wide closure.

Please check the Library website for updates.


When the Library is closed, or you prefer to work remotely, there are many ways the Library can provide you with expert help and services. Always check the Library’s website for the latest info about our hours and services.

Get Online Help 24/7

Last minute citation question? Want help with research? Need to reach us from off campus? Ask us! You can email us, or chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the convenience of your home! This service is staffed by Highline Librarians but at peak service times or off-hours you may be chatting with a librarian from another academic library.

Librarian Consultations

Librarians are available for remote consultations via phone (206) 592-3232, email, or online (e.g. Zoom) during library open hours. To schedule an online consultation using Zoom, email us so we can connect you with a librarian.

Online Materials and Tools

The Highline Library has loads of digital materials available for you if you can’t make it to campus to pick up physical items. In Highline Library’s One Search, use the filters on the left hand side of the screen to focus on ebooks, streaming audio or video, and other online resources. We have many databases that provide access to digital articles, video, and more!

If you are not on campus, use your myHC username and password (same as for Canvas) to access articles and ebooks in the library databases and other resources! See Off-Campus Access for details.

Renew Books Online

You can also renew your books online - just log into Your Library Account (just like Canvas). You will see your active loans displayed on the Loans section. Look for the title you need to renew and click renew. You can also renew all your active loans by selecting Renew All. This page tells you how.

Returning Materials

Please return all items to the "Return" slot on the side of the 2nd floor Plaza Circulation Desk. If the library is not open, all items may be returned to the outside Library Drop Box, to the left of the main entrance on the south side of the library, Building 25. Faculty and staff may send library materials to Library, Mailstop 25-2 via campus mail.

  • You will receive an email receipt when library staff check in returned item(s)

Returning Calculators

Please return calculators into the large metal book drop, left of the library front doors. There will be no overdue fines for Winter Quarter calculator rentals. When checked in, notification will be via your Highline email. Please be patient for returns to be processed. Each college quarter requires a rental agreement. Winter agreements do not carry over into spring. If you need a calculator for Spring Quarter, you’ll need to pay for Spring Quarter rental.

Trouble Logging In?

Check out our technical troubleshooting page to learn more. If you are still running into issues, please contact us at

Contact Us

Have other remote needs? New ideas for how the Libraries can support you from off-campus? Send your comments to us at