Library Collection

Our library collection supports the courses offered at Southwest Tech and currently has over 95,000 e-books, 4,000 books, 1,500 audiovisual materials, and thousands of online journal subscriptions. Our online catalog allows you to locate our library materials from anywhere. Included in our collection are children's books, leisure reading materials and popular films. We’ve recently added helpful tech tools like Reader Pens that read printed text out loud, Lingo Pens that feature a translating dictionary, and Smart Pens that record audio as well as capture written notes via infrared camera technology.


Renewals may be made in person or by calling the library staff at 608.822.2338. Materials may be returned at the circulation desk or after hours in the book drop located just outside the library.

Computers and Equipment

  • 6 desktop computers
  • TV, computers, and whiteboards available for use in the reservable study rooms 314F, 314G. and 314K
  • A photocopier for printing, copying, and scanning

Study Rooms

Study rooms available for group or individual study. Usage is limited to two hours.

Library Instruction

Online resource tutorials can be found in Schoology by selecting the Student and Faculty Resources folder within your course and clicking on the Academic Help folder. Library staff is available to provide instruction on these resources and all library services upon request. If you have questions, email or call 608-822-2338.

Interlibrary Loan

Books, magazine articles, or audiovisual materials that are not available within the library may be borrowed at no charge through interlibrary loan. Contact a library staff member if you would like to learn more about this service.