Library Collection

Our library collection supports the courses offered at Southwest Tech and currently has over 95,000 ebooks, 9,500 books, 3,700 audiovisual materials, and thousands of online journal subscriptions. Our online catalog allows you to locate our library materials from anywhere. Ebooks can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection, printed books may be checked out for three weeks, audiovisuals and periodicals for one week, and reference books for one day. There are reserve materials available for use within the Knox Learning Center. Included in our collection are children 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

  • 8 Computers within the Knox Learning Center
  • TV, Computers, and white board available for use in the reservable study rooms 314F and 314G
  • Noise-Canceling headphones and calculators are available for in use within the Knox Learning Center
  • Two photocopiers: one color, one black and white

Study Rooms

314F and 314G are study rooms available for group or individual study. Usage is limited to two hours. Please do not leave personal items in the room when unattended.

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. There are several learning tutorials available to guide students in the use of our online resources. Library staff is available to provide instruction of 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.