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Maintenance & Custodial: Books

Library and web resources to for maintenance topics.

About this page

This page provides tips for finding books on maintenance topics.

Need help?

If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to the RTC Library, call us at (425) 235-2331, or email us at We'll be glad to help!

Finding Books

Use the box below to search the RTC Library Catalog for books, videos, DVDs, and journal titles.



Below are some searches that maintenance students often do in the RTC Library Catalog.

To do one of these searches, click on the link - the blue text. This will take you the Library Catalog, and run a search on that topic for you.

Dewey Call

Number Range

Description of

Subject Area


 Electricity and Electrical Repair

 621.908  Hand and Power Tools
 643.7  Home Repair
 683.83  Appliance Repair
 690  Construction
 690.12  Drywall
 693  Concrete
 693.1  Masonry
 693.21  Brickwork
 693.3  Tile work
 693.8  Weatherproofing
 694  Carpentry
 696.1  Plumbing

 Heating, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

 698.1  Painting
 698.9  Floor coverings (Vinyl, etc.)
 712  Landscaping


For electronic books (eBooks) that you can search and download anywhere from the web, go to the RTC Library Online Database page and click on EBSCO Community College eBook Collection. There you will find over 50,000 books on all topics.