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Free Library Resources for First Year & Transfer Students

Below you will find free resources pertaining to first year and transfer students that can be found at the University or local public libraries.

Don't have a public library card? Find out how to sign up for Seattle Public or King County Library membership.

 

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Bike Repair
Bike Maintenance Stations (KCLS)

Each Station contains a stand to hold your bike, an air pump, and a variety of basic bike repair tools. KCLS branches: Renton, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Kenmore, Newcastle, Federal Way, Burien, Issaquah administrative center.

Book Clubs
Book Clubs (KCLS)

Meet new friends in your neighborhood with a variety of book clubs!

Book Clubs
Book Clubs (SPL)

Meet new friends in your neighborhood with a variety of book clubs!

Career Builder
Career Builder (KCLS)

One-on-one, real-time assistance with professional tutors covering resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, or document proofing. Available daily, 2 pm - midnight.

Computer Help
Computer Vet (UW)

A free drop-in and best-effort service, Computer Vet will teach you how to fix common software problems when you bring your computer to our Technology Help Desk.

DVDs
DVDs (KCLS)

Check out DVDs

DVDs
DVDs (SPL)

Check out DVDs

DVDs
DVDs (UW)

Check out DVDs

eBooks
E-Books (SPL)

E-books and audiobooks available to download in multiple formats.

eBooks
Overdrive (KCLS)

Access e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming video for your computer, mobile device, or eReader

Events
Events - Odegaard (UW)

Current and upcoming events at Odegaard.

Events
Events (KCLS)

Current and upcoming events at KCLS.

Events
Events (SPL)

Current and upcoming events at SPL.

Scout
UW Scout

Use an interactive map to find technology, study spaces, and food on campus.

Hoopla
Hoopla (SPL)

Streaming music and video, just like Netflix, but for free! Must have a library card.

Hoopla
Hoopla (KCLS)

Streaming music and video, just like Netflix, but for free! Must have a library card.

Media Arcade
Media Arcade Equipment (UW)

Use 70" Plasma TVs fitted with HuskyTV and video game consoles, iMac computers outfitted with audio and visual editing software, VHS to DVD digitazation stations, DJ controller, and laptop and phone chargers.

Media Software
Media Arcade Software (UW)

Computers outfitted with A/V Capture Tools, Audio Tools, and Video Tools.

MOS/Coding Help
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (KCLS)

KCLS offers Microsoft Office Specialist test certification at select locations, as well as resources to help you prepare for the test. Typically, the test is $150, but the library, in conjunction with the state library, is offering it for free.

MOS/Coding Help
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (SPL)

SPL offers Microsoft Office Specialist test certification at select locations, as well as resources to help you prepare for the test. Typically, the test is $150, but the library, in conjunction with the state library, is offering it for free.

MOS/Coding Help
Code Academy (KCLS)

Interactive instructions for web coding.

Museum Passes
Museum Passes (KCLS)

King County Library System has a limited number of free passes to various museums in the area for select days. Conditions of use vary among the museums.

Museum Passes
Museum Passes (SPL)

Seattle Public Library has a limited number of free passes to various museums in the area for select days. Conditions of use vary among the museums.

Odegaard Library
Odegaard Good Reads (UW)

This collection contains popular fiction, graphic novels, and topical nonfiction books. It also contains good reads in languages other than English.

Cherry Blossoms
Ask Lynda Web Tutorials (KCLS)

An online resource featuring instructional videos that teach software and computer skills.

Cherry Blossoms
Ask Lynda Web Tutorials (SPL)

An online resource featuring instructional videos that teach software and computer skills.

Writing and Research Center
Odegaard Writing and Research Center (UW)

Make an appointment to get free help with your writing or research!

Reserve a Space
Reserve a Space - Odegaard (UW)

Reserve a study room or group collaboration room in the library.

Tax Help
Tax Help (SPL)

Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns.

Textbooks
Textbooks/Course Reserves (UW)

Textbooks and other class materials held at UW Libraries.

Video
Access Video (KCLS)

Thousands of streaming documentary, how-to, and performance videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, and more - with a citation tool for bibliographies.

Video
How-To Videos (KCLS)

Over 500 documentary, educational, and lecture videos covering cooking, photography, language learning, and travel.

Video Games
Video Games (UW)

Video games for checkout on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo, GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Playstation (PSX), Playstation 2 (PS2), Playstation 3 (PS3), Playstation 4 (PS4), XBox (Original), XBox 360, XBox One

Voices
SPL Voices

A collection of local audio stories, including stories from immigrants, about the impact of the library on their lives.

Wifi Hotspot
WiFi Hot Spot (SPL)

With your library card, you can check out a wifi hotspot for 21 days. It can be renewed just like any other library item, and returned in the book drop.