Welcome to the Campus Library at the University of Washington Bothell / Cascadia Community College campus! This web page contains information for teachers and school librarians who are considering bringing a group of students to the Campus Library.
The Campus Library is open to the public during all regular hours of operation. You and your students are welcome to visit! If you are bringing a group of students to the Library, please consider the following:
If you are visiting UWB/CCC Campus Library as a general introduction to college culture and as an opportunity to see a college-level research library, make sure to arrange for a campus tour from UW Bothell or Cascadia Community College while you are visiting.
If your students are planning on doing research in the Campus Library while you are here, you will want to make sure they are well prepared for their voyage into our complex (and wonderful!) academic research environment.
Make sure to contact the Library Outreach Coordinator well in advance of your visit. If she is unavailable, call Library Administration at 425-352-5258. Speaking with someone about your visit is the best way to ensure a successful trip!
If you are bringing a large group, the library requests that students be accompanied by one adult per approximately every 10 students.
Most of the computers in the library are only accessible by currently enrolled UW or CCC students. There are four Guest Research Stations that K-12 students will be able to use, but they will need to share them with other members of the public who are also at the library to do research. Since computer access is limited, we strongly recommend the following activities to prepare your students:
Local library systems like KCLS and SPL provide access to research databases that students can access from home.
Take a look at our K-12 Research Guide. Students will have access to the restricted resources from our Guest Research Stations.
Your students will not be able to check out books from the Campus Library, but they can look at books in our collection while they are here. They will need the Location and Call Number of the book, and it may be easier to search the Library Catalog before they arrive. Our K-12 research guide is a great starting point, since it will automatically limit searches to books that are owned by the Campus Library.
Students can learn more about how to do research with our "How Do I..." research tutorials. Also, consult with your school librarian or media specialist to help prepare for your visit!
Computers in the Campus Library are not equipped with internet content filters, and children in the library must be accompanied by an adult.
A librarian may be able to provide your group with a brief (up to 1 hour) introduction to library research in a computer classroom, if resources are available. Due to a growing demand for library instruction from UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College, we are now only able to consider requests for instruction if the date of your visit will fall after week eight of the term or during an interim break. If you are interested in a brief instruction session, you must call the Library Outreach Coordinator three or more weeks in advance, and she will work with you to determine whether the library has staffing and space available on a date that will work for you.
Thank you for your interest in the Campus Library!