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Welcome to the BRTC collegiate library!
About the Library
We house 18,000+ books and provide access to over a million digital volumes and many more articles from peer reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, government publications, etc. Read more about the library’s mission, services, and procedures below. Or, start your research now by selecting one of the options in the right sidebar. If you need further assistance, our contact information can be found below.
The mission of the Black River Technical College Library is to enhance learning by providing access to information that complements and supplements the college’s educational programs and courses. The library seeks to provide ready access to information in a variety of formats so that students may successfully meet their academic, vocational, and personal development goals.
- Quality service
- Approachable personnel
- Ease of access to information
- Inclusion of new technologies
Computers in the library are available for public use during library hours. Two computers are available for public use during library hours. Headphones are available to listen to audio or video with disturbing other patrons.
Reserve items are available at the circulation desk.
A coin-operated copy machine is available for use and patrons can print from the computers. Print and copy services are $0.10 per page. Please note that is your responsibility to ensure that copyright privileges are not infringed. For more information about copyright and fair use practices, click here: Copyright & Fair Use
Orientation sessions are offered each semester and printed guides are available which explain library policies and guide patrons in the use of the library. In addition, students can find additional information about the library and its resources here: FAQs / Help
Distance learners enrolled at the college are provided with detailed information for accessing the online catalog and the Internet databases through the library’s homepage. Usernames and passwords for online services are provided, and students are encouraged to contact the library for assistance with research questions.
A student ID must be presented each time a BRTC patron checks out materials. A driver’s license must be presented each time a community patron check out materials. Note: you are responsible for materials in your possession. Fines may be assessed for materials that are overdue, damaged, or lost.
A limit of 5 items may be checked out at any time and books may be checked out for a two-week period with one renewal. Audiovisuals may be checked for three days with one renewal. Reference materials, reserve items, and periodicals must be used in the library only.
All library materials must be returned at the end of each semester/term before grades can be received, transcripts sent, etc.
Books and journal articles which the library does not own can usually be obtained through interlibrary loan if enough prior notice is given – usually 10 days. Contact the library director if you a need for this service.
When materials are returned to the library, they should be placed in the return bin at the circulation counter. An after-hours book depository is also located at the front entrance of the library.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks are allowed in the library. We request, however, that you keep drinks away from the computers. There is plenty of seating and tables where you can relax and enjoy a snack or drink.
For more information or assistance in accessing library resources, contact:
Due to the unusual circumstances created by COVID-19, we have a created a resource page for public school educators to assist you in your transition to online and alternate method instruction.
What You Need to Know