May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Our recommended reading display on the fourth floor of the library this month showcases books by and about Asian and Pacific Americans. Check it out and take some books home today!

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Recommended Reading –April

April for English/ Literacy Learners

In April, the Highline College Library provides a recommended reading list for English/Literacy learners including new immigrant students, ESL students, ABE students and other English/literacy learners, to help with their English achievement. The selection is based on the following themes:

  1. Instruction resources that will support instructors to create comprehensive, theme-based lessons for ESL literacy learners,
  2. Reading resources at the intermediate level,
  3. Reading resources at the advanced level,
  4. Writing resources at the intermediate level,
  5. Writing resources at the advanced level,
  6. Resources for speaking and listening,
  7. English Language test preparation.

Please come to the Highline College Library. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library, in our New Readers Collection on the 4th floor (building 25) in room 419 on the east side, and in our main collection as well. Please borrow and enjoy them!






Welcome to Spring Quarter 2017!

Welcome back! Did you know that the library is open 7 days a week?! Yes! Please visit us:

Sunday 2-9pm; Monday – Friday 7am – 9pm; Saturday 9am – 4pm

Do your homework on the Quiet Floor (4th floor)! Type out homework or work in Canvas on the 2nd floor computers! Visit the Reference Librarians for tips for searching databases! Checkout books, magazines, or DVDs!

The Highline College Library Welcomes You Unconditionally.

Our Mission
We collaborate with students, faculty, staff and the community to achieve their personal, professional and educational goals by providing excellent, innovative library resources and instruction.

Spring Break!

Our limited Break Week hours start today! Come by Monday – Friday (March 27-31) between 8am and 5pm to use the computers, pick out a movie to rent, or just relax and read our magazines or newspapers.

Recommended Reading — February

Japanese American Internment – Executive Order 9066 Day of Remembrance

February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066.  This led to more than 100,000 Japanese Americans along the Pacific Coast—most of them U.S. citizens—being forced from their homes and into federal detention camps.  This month’s recommended reading provides resources related to the internment of Japanese Americans.


Mira Shimabukuro & Bob Shimabukuro, Elliot Bay Book Company Sunday, February 12th at 3:00 pm — “Two generations from a Seattle activist family speak today on the subject of ‘Writing, Redress and Social Justice: 75 years after Executive Order 9066.’”

History Cafe: Executive Order 9066 with Tom Ikeda, MOHAI Wednesday, February 15th from 6:30:-7:30 — “Densho Executive Director, Tom Ikeda, discusses how Executive Order 9066 impacted Seattle-area Japanese Americans and the work Densho does to preserve that history. He also discusses World War II incarceration in light of the current political environment, and what Japanese Americans are doing to ensure the injustices they suffered in the past are never repeated.”

Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Thursday, February 16th from 6-8pm. “Featuring poems by Lawrence Matsuda and artwork by Roger Shimomura, this exhibition recognizes the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, and explores historic and contemporary issues of racism, discrimination and human rights. Reception includes light refreshments and short speaking program. Free and open to the public.”

Never Again, The Seattle Public Library Sunday, February 19th from 2-3:30 — “A presentation and conversation examining Japanese American incarceration during World War II and how it relates to racism today. Presented in partnership with Densho, CAIR-WA and ACLU of Washington.”



For more resources visit the library’s Recommended Reading Learning Guide.