Faculty Services

Faculty Services

Library Instruction Session

Library instruction sessions can be requested using our online form. Library instruction provides students with information and instruction in the use of Western Library's print and electronic resources, as well as where these resources are located.


Books, articles, videos, DVDs, CDs, and other materials may be placed on reserve behind the Circulation Desk.

  • The length of time reserves circulate varies. Usually, reserves circulate for one hour of in-library use.
  • For any special needs, assistance, or questions regarding reserves, please contact the Circulation Desk at 608.785.9142.
  • Please allow for a two day processing period before you assign reserves to students.
  • Students need a valid Western ID to check out materials.

Reference & Other Services

Western librarians and other staff will help you and your students locate materials for class projects.

Book Recommendations

We urge faculty to enhance the library collection by recommending books that will aid students in your programs. We welcome your suggestions! Contact Western librarians with your suggestions or fill out our online suggestion form.

Book Donations and Gifts

The Library is pleased to accept books, CDs, records, videos, audio tapes, and magazines as donations. Final disposition of materials received will be determined by library personnel.


Western faculty or staff may checkout a laptop for seven days with a Western ID. Laptops cannot be renewed or reserved. A $5.00 a day late charge applies.

Use of Other Local Libraries

Faculty and staff at Western Technical College may use library materials at UW-L's Murphy Library and Viterbo College's Todd Wehr Library, subject to each library's regulations.

Access to Informational Databases

The library subscribes to a variety of databases. Descriptions and instructions for on and off-campus access is located at http://www.westerntc.edu/library/infodatabase.aspx


If you have a question about library services or materials, contact the Circulation Desk at 608.785.9142 or library@westerntc.edu