Research and Learning Resources

Blackhawk's Learning Commons Library provides students with thousands of digital resources for flexible access to quality research and learning materials. The Learning Commons Library also has print collections available at two locations – the Student Success Center (SSC) at Central Campus and the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at Monroe Campus – that both feature reference and general collections. 

Student Success Center

Central Campus, Room 2200

Contact Information
Library Services Desk: (608) 757-7705

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Interim Hours (No Classes)

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Library Help 

Learning Resource Center

Monroe Campus, Room 406

Contact Information 
Resource Desk: (608) 329-8253

Semester Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Please call for additional hours.

Library Help

Library Services

librarian at computer with stack of books

The Learning Commons Library is here to help you succeed.

Work with library staff in the Student Success Center or online for help:
  • finding relevant, informative sources
  • generating citations
  • starting class projects

You can also find videos, e-books, and more through Online Library Resources or search print collections through the Library Catalog.

Online Library Resources   Library Catalog

Services & Policies

Please review the following items:

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.

Blackhawk Technical College currently has 100 student loaner laptops and 50 mobile hotspots (a device that provides a free wi-fi network connection) available for students to check out.

To check out a laptop or hotspot, place a hold through the library catalog. Equipment may be picked up at the Central Campus Library (located in the Student Success Center) or at Monroe Campus, Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, or Center for Transportation Studies if indicated. Each item may be checked out on a weekly-basis or for the entire semester. 

Reserve a Laptop/Hotspot

  • General collection books – 14 days 
  • Laptops: Semester (due date will be last day of the semester it was checked out during, no renewals or extension of due dates)
  • WiFi Hotspots: Semester (due date will be last day of the semester it was checked out during, one renewal allowed for continuing students)

Materials eligible for renewal may be renewed online unless another patron has placed a hold on the item/s.

Library materials may be returned in person at the Student Success Center on Central Campus or to the Learning Resource Center on the Monroe campus or via campus mail.

Responsibility for the return of materials and/or the cost of lost or unreturned materials plus any overdue fine will be charged to the person in whose name the items were checked out. Notices are sent to patron’s student email address.

  • Books – 10¢ per day
  • Curriculum Reserve Textbooks – $1 a day
  • Student Laptops – $5 a day 
  • Student Wi-Fi Hotspots – $1.00 a day 

Fines will be capped at $15.00 or replacement fee for lost item. 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 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. Library privileges may be suspended, and a hold will be placed on the student record until library materials are returned and fines are paid.

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