General Information

Library Mission

The mission of the library is to support the Northwest Indian College and the Lummi Community with research, informational, and recreational resources that enhance life-long learning.

Collections in the Library

  • Circulating collections: the library circulates materials of general interest and those that support the curriculum. There is a focus on Native American materials, particularly of the Pacific Northwest Coast, and with strengths in law, education and art. Video materials (DVD and VHS) include popular and educational titles. Young peoples' collections include picture books, fiction and nonfiction.
  • Non-circulating collections: The reference collection includes general and subject-specific titles such as encyclopedias and handbooks. Items of local interest which would be difficult to replace are housed in special collections. The Vine Deloria, Junior Collection houses the author's personal library.

Electronic Collections

The library subscribes to a number of electronic resources including databases,electronic books and on-line versions of periodicals. Contact the library for logins and passwords.

Computer Lab

 Seven computers with internet access, Microsoft Office software and printing capacity are available to the college and community.

Whatcom Libraries Collaborate: One Card, One Community

The One Card program allows anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Whatcom County to borrow materials from any public or academic library in  the county and return them to any library or bookdrop.

Materials from Bellingham Public and Whatcom County Libraries may be requested for delivery and checkout at the Lummi Library. Contact the library for details or assistance.

Library Contacts and Hours