Blackhawk Technical College provides students with a comprehensive research library at the Central Campus and a Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the Monroe Campus. Our mission is to foster excellence in teaching and learning through quality library resources and support.

Central Campus Library – Student Success Center (Room 2200)

Circulation Desk: (608) 757-7671 
Reference Desk: (608) 757-7705

Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Interim Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monroe Campus Learning Resource Center (LRC) – Room 406

(608) 329-8253

Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Please call for additional hours

Interim Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Library Services

The following resources inside the Central Campus Library are available to residents of Rock and Green counties and Upper Iowa University students either for checkout or for use in the library. BTC students, faculty and staff, see MyBTC portal for more information about the library and for access to the databases.

  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Journal Databases
  • Online Reference and Academic Support Resources
  • Film, Videos, and Music
  • Computers and study areas
  • Copy machine with FAX and scan functions

Patrons also have access to Rock County (RockCat), Wisconsin (WisCat) and World (WorldCat) library catalogs on the Internet.

View the Library Catalog to find books, audiovisuals, reserve materials, magazines in print, etc.

BTC Library Catalog

Services & Policies

Blackhawk Technical College students, full- and part-time faculty and staff members with a valid BTC ID card may check out library materials. Residents of Rock and Green counties may obtain library privileges by presenting identification to a library staff member who will issue a one-year library card.

  • General collection books – 14 days (1 renewal)
  • Magazines and journals – 14 days (1 renewal)
  • Audiovisual materials – 14 days (1 renewal)

Rock and Green residents and Upper Iowa University students can renew most materials one time.

Library materials may be returned in person or via campus mail to any BTC library or LRC location. At Central campus, items can be returned to front Library Services Desk or the Student Success Center main desk if staff is available.

Reminder notices will be emailed a few days before library materials are due. After an item's due date has passed, patrons will receive overdue notices by email. Late materials will accrue fines as follows:

  • Books and preschool books, toys and games – 10¢ per day
  • Periodicals (magazines and journals) – 5¢ per day
  • Video and audio recordings – 50¢ per day

Fines will be capped at $15.00 or replacement fee for lost item(s). Patrons with materials overdue by 30 days will be charged the replacement cost in addition to the $15.00 overdue charge.

All patrons are responsible for returning library materials in good condition on or before the due date. If a library item is lost, please contact a library staff member immediately, so arrangements can be made to replace the item. Actual replacement cost will be assessed for library materials which are lost or not returned. If an item is not returned in 30 days and no contact with library staff has been made, it will be assumed that the item is lost. At that time, patrons will be sent a second overdue notice via email or U.S. mail. After 60 days, the college billing office will send a letter to the responsible patron seeking restitution for the cost of the lost item. Library privileges may be suspended until library materials are returned and fines are paid. If a lost item is found and returned in good condition before a replacement has been ordered, the replacement cost will be refunded.

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