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Lummi Library

Our Library’s 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.


  • 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 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.


Computers with internet access, Microsoft Office software, and printing capacity are available to the college and community. There is also wireless access throughout the building.


The librarian you chat with will not be from the Lummi Library, but will be available 24/7 to answer your reference questions and will have access to the library’s databases. 

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM-6:00PM

Contact Information

Lummi Library
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham Washington 98226

Phone: 360-392-4218
Toll free: 877-676-2772 Ext 4218
Fax: 360-733-3385

Health Information Resources

Health and Wellness

This section is designed to be a gateway to resources on health and wellness, both in the library and on the internet. A grant from the National Library of Medicine made possible the purchase of new library materials, the support of several workshops, and the impetus for this page’s development.


  • Circle of Recovery: Healing the Wounds of Drugs and Alcohol
  • Cry for Help
  • Easy Yoga for Easing Pain
  • Games of the North
  • Good Meat
  • Healing and the Mind
  • If You Have Diabetes:
  • Comprehensive Guide for Life
  • In Our Own Voice
  • Mayo Clinic Wellness
  • Solutions for Arthritis
  • Mayo Clinic Wellness
  • Solutions for Back Pain
  • Mayo Clinic Wellness
  • Solutions for Diabetes
  • Mayo Clinic Wellness
  • Solutions for Fibromyalgia
  • Mayo Clinic Wellness
  • Solutions for Heart Health
  • Mayo Clinic Wellness
  • Solutions for High Blood Pressure
  • Mayo Clinic Wellness
  • Solutions for Weight Loss
  • Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps for Men
  • Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps for Women
  • More Yoga for the Rest of Us
  • Native American Healing in the 21st Century
  • Seasoned with Spirit: Return of the Buffalo
  • Seasoned with Spirit: Bounty of the River’s Edge
  • Seasoned with Spirit: Food upon the Water
  • Seasoned with Spirit: Cuisine of the Desert Southwest
  • Seasoned with Spirit: Gulf Coast Originals
  • Sit and Be Fit: Easy Fitness for Seniors
  • Walking into the Unknown
  • Yoga for the Rest of Us: A Step-by-Step Yoga Workout
  • Yoga for the Rest of Us: Back Care Basics



The library has purchased electronic books from two different vendors, and they work in different ways.

Credo Reference provides access to reference materials which cannot be downloaded or checked out in their entirety, but are useful for looking up information online.

A list of titles in this collection with the subject “Medicine” can be found here.

EBSCOhost  provides access to reference and other materials many of which can be downloaded and “checked out” for seven days.

A list of titles purchased for this project can be found here.

The EBSCO Ebook Users’ Guide can be found here.

Both collections cover many other topics as well.

You must be a registered patron of the Lummi Library to access these resources; contact the library here.


Below is a list of the handouts provided at various workshops and from other sources.

Health Resources Links

Government Resources

About NWIC

With its main campus located on the Lummi Indian Reservation in Washington State, 20 miles south of the Canadian border, Northwest Indian College is the only accredited tribal college serving the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

NWIC Community

Northwest Indian College provides a sanctuary of learning that in many ways reflect the values of the communities in which they are in.

NWIC Admissions

Northwest Indian College’s primary focus is on recruiting Native American and First Nations (Canadian) students but follows an “open door” admissions policy.

NWIC Extended Campus Locations

Northwest Indian College‘s main campus is located at the Lummi Nation. The College also has six full service extended campus sites located at Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Swinomish, and Tulalip. Please use the location links to view details for each extended campus site.

Financial Aid

Northwest Indian College administers a broad range of financial aid, scholarships, and work-study programs for students who can demonstrate financial need.

Student Life

NWIC students are encouraged to engage and integrate into the life of the institution. Students are offered opportunities to participate in enrichment activities through Student Affairs, student government, and residence life.

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