Help using our Online Catalog is generally available when the library is open. Professional librarians are available M-F 8-4:30. You may also make an appointment with the Reference Librarian or the Library Director.
Help using online library databases is generally available when the library is open. Professional librarians are available M-F 8-4:30. You may also make an appointment with the Reference Librarian or the Library Director.
Reference help is generally available when the library is open. Professional librarians are available M-F 8-4:30. You may also make an appointment with the Reference Librarian or the Library Director.
The Library has two computer labs with Windows XP-based Pentium 4 computers. All 62 computers connect to the campus network and offer high-speed Internet access and are intended for academic use. Many applications are available including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Visual Studio. Two networked laser printers with high-quality black & white printouts, one high-quality color printer, and two scanners are available. A computer helpdesk student is available several hours each week. Food and drink are not allowed near computers. All data is lost once the computer is turned off; be sure to save your work often to your H:/ drive. Computers automatically turn off at closing. Be sure to log off when finished.
A photocopy machine is available for all patrons. It is connected to the campus network allowing faculty to print directly from their campus networked computer (printing is not available from laptops or via student accounts). Other features include double-sided copying, stapling, scanning to campus networked computers (.pdf & .tif), and faxing (scanning and faxing is limited to faculty and staff only). Photocopying costs $0.10/page.
Most of the campus (including all buildings and the front and back lawns) is "wired" for wireless Internet access. Due to campus security, only current UW-Rock County students, faculty, and staff can access the wireless network.
The library has 6 laptop computers with wireless network cards available for 2-hour checkout (available to current UW-Rock students only). At this time, laptops cannot leave the library.
This free UW service allows users to borrow books, videos, DVDs, CDs, etc. from any UW campus library. It takes only a few days to receive materials and more than 18 million items are available. Universal Borrowing is for UW students, faculty, and staff (periodical articles are not available via Universal Borrowing).
This automated service enables students, faculty, and staff to obtain periodical articles and borrow materials not owned by UW System. This free service includes books, videos, DVDs, CDs, etc. and usually takes 5-7 weekdays.
The library subscribes to more than 200 online databases. The MetaLib library portal will search up to 8 library databases simultaneously and give users the ability to create subsets for searching. While in a library database, Find IT will search for full text in our print collection of 200 journal titles and electronic serials holdings which number more than 21,000 titles.
The "Kids Korner" is a space designated for UW-Rock students who need to use the library and its resources while having their children with them on campus. Two tables, chairs, and children's books have been donated by the OASIS Club and have been placed in the "Kids Korner" which is located near the photocopy machine. For safety reasons, all children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at all times and may not be left unattended. As with all guests, children are asked to remain quiet while in the library. Violators to this policy will be asked to leave.