Online Catalog & Databases

Help using the online catalog and 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 Assistance

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 one of the Reference Librarians.

Library Computer Labs

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. 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.

Photocopy Machine

A photocopy machine is available for all patrons. Other features besides copying include double-sided copying, stapling, scanning to campus networked computers, scanning to email address, and faxing. Photocopying costs $0.10/page black and white, or $0.50/page color.

Wireless Internet Access

Wifi is available to most of the campus (including all buildings and the front and back lawns). Due to campus security, only current UW-Rock County students, faculty, and staff can access the wireless network.

Laptop Checkouts

The library has laptop computers, iPads, and e-readers available for checkout. These items can be checked out for 7 days.

Interlibrary Loan & 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.

Universal Borrowing (UB) 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. UB is for UW students, faculty, and staff (periodical articles are not available via Universal Borrowing).


Students at UW-Rock County use their UCard balance to manage their student printing accounts. Each student will be issued a $10.00 initial balance on their UCard when they receive it. This initial balance is applied one time only; students may add additional funds to the UCard accounts to pay for printing here: UCard balances do not expire until one year of inactivity after the student is no longer matriculated at the university. Please read the UCard FAQ for more information here:

Students will be charged $.10 for black & white prints and $.25 for color prints. The printer will default to double sided copies, but individuals may change their preference to print on a single sided page. Purchases are non-refundable.