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*Using the Blackhawk Technical College Learning Commons Library

Finding Library Resources: Where to Start

Recommended library resources to search 

Find physical items in the library (books, textbooks and more) and online materials, eBooks and streaming media.   Library Catalog 
Find articles within your discipline (Sort list by subject and search in a Best Bet database) A to Z Databases
Can't find what you're Looking for? Search and request items from other libraries  WISCAT

Introduction to the Library

Online Library Overview Tutorial

Watch this video to learn how to use the online library

How do I find a book?

Frequently Asked Questions about the Library and Student Success Center

Use Library Services

Checking out Materials

  • Students need to present a photo ID (BTC student ID card or a government issued photo ID). Loaner equipment such as laptops and WiFi hotspots require government issued photo ID. 
  • Community members need to show proof of address when setting up a library account, anyone who lives in our district can check out materials (excluding student loaner equipment) from the Blackhawk Technical College library 

Renewing Materials

Need more time with your books? 

If no one else is waiting for them, many materials loans can be renewed to extend the due date. Loaner equipment must be renewed in-person.

  • Online in the Encore Library catalog in your library account 
  • In person at any the Central Campus Learning Commons Library desk in the Student Success Center (room 2200)
  • By calling the library 1-608-757-7705
  • Request via email 

You will receive a new due date via your Blackhawk email.

Request Forms

Accessing Library Resources

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