Distance Education Services

Distance Education Services

Library services for on-campus students are available to students taking Western courses online, at Western Regional Learning Centers, and working from home. Distance education students have the same borrowing privileges and access to the same materials as on-campus students.


Books, Videos, DVDs

Visit Western Catalog to explore our library holdings. Library staff deliver materials to your local campus for pick-up. Click here to read the Procedure for Requesting Books, Videos, and DVD's From The LaCrosse Campus.


Accessing Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles

Distance education students have access to the same Informational Databases as on-campus students. Instructions for off-campus access are included in the database descriptions.


Reference Help

Reference help is available by phone (daytime hours during the school year) by dialing 608.785.9406 or toll free within Wisconsin 800.322.9982. Reference help is also available via email library@westerntc.edu or Ask a Librarian.


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is the service whereby libraries borrow and lend books among participating institutions. This service generally uses the regular mail and can take up to two weeks to acquire the requested item.. Students may find that using their local library will be faster than having an item sent to Western Library and then sent on to you. Contact library staff at library@westerntc.edu or call the Circulation Desk at 608.785.9142 for more information.


Contact Library

By phone: Circulation Desk 608.785.9142
By email: library@westerntc.edu
By mail: Western Technical College Library
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54602