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Library Services

Your Library Account

Every Hennepin Tech student and employee has a library account where they can renew the items they have checked out, view items they have on hold, see any fines they may have accrued, or request items through interlibrary loan.

To login to your Library Account:

  • Go to Library OneSearch.
  • Click Sign In (in the top right corner) and login with your Star ID and password.
  • Your name will now appear in the top right corner. Click your name to view your Library Account

If you do not have or do not remember your Star ID, please visit: website

Textbook Lending

The library carries many of Hennepin Tech's current course textbooks. These books may be checked out for 4-hours.

While you are welcome to take these to class or other areas within the building, you may not take them off-campus. Late returns are subject to fines.

To see if the library carries your current course textbook:

  1. Select the Textbook tab under Library OneSearch on the library web page.
  2. In the search box, type your textbook title or the 4-digit course designator for your course (example: CCIS)
  3. One the side of your search results, use the course number or instructor name to narrow in on the exact course.
Textbook search in library Onesearch (textbook tab selected, CCIS typed in search box)

For more information on checking out textbooks, please see the Amenity Item Checkout section in the Policies section of the About Library page.

Laptop Lending

The library lends laptops to current Hennepin Tech students in good library standing. Laptops are first come, first served and may be checked out for a semester. Laptops cannot be renewed. Late returns are subject to fines.  To request a laptop, please fill out the request form on the Request a Laptop to Borrow page at the top of the library's homepage.

For information on checking out these items, please reference the Policies section of the About Library page.

Interlibrary Loan

If the Hennepin Tech Library does not carry a resource you need or would like to use, simply submit an Interlibrary Loan request; and we will request to borrow the item from a library that does have it.  Articles will typically be emailed directly to you, while books will be shipped to the library and you will be notified when they are available.

Interlibrary Loan requests can be created through a database search or via your Library Account.  You can also complete this form:

Services for Faculty

Synchronous & Asynchronous Library Instruction 

The librarian is available by appointment to visit your class in person, via synchronous zoom, or via asynchronous video in support of your research assignments.  Topics covered may include:

  • Overviews of Library collections and services.
  • Subject specific introductions to library resources.
  • Identifying and focusing appropriate research topics.
  • Devising and conducting search strategies.
  • Searching library databases.
  • Evaluating sources for quality.
  • APA and MLA Formatting and Citation
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Reading scholarly articles
  • And more!

If you would like to book the librarian for your class, please email the librarian with the following information:

  • Faculty name
  • Course name/number
  • Campus
  • Date and time preferred for instruction (a back up date and time is always good, too!)
  • Classroom location
    • I can book a computer lab for your class if you do not have computers in the classroom)
  • What you would like me to cover
  • A copy of the current or upcoming assignment (if the session is related to a student assignment).

Library Orientation Video For Online Classes

Here is a link to a Library Orientation video aimed at giving students an overview of the library's hours, spaces, services, and resources to include in your online classes.  It is updated at the start of each semester (Last Update: 8/15/2023).  

Research Guides

The HTC Library has research guides that collect library (and non-library) resources relevant to specific subject areas, programs, classes, research assignments, and topics.  Please contact the librarian if you would like to have one designed for your program, class, or research assignment.

Instructional Design Assistance

Are you designing a class, unit, or assignment and need help locating readings and textbooks for the class?  The librarian can help you locate free readings and textbooks from either the library collection or OER repositories.  The librarian can also help you design research assignments that are tailored to the library's current collection.  Email the librarian with your unit SLOs and/or topics for help.

Teaching & Learning Resource Guide

The Teaching & Learning Resource guide collects library and internet resources to support faculty teaching and professional development at Hennepin Technical College.  It has resources covering student engagement strategies, online and hybrid teaching, pedagogical approaches like Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching, department and area-specific teaching and learning resources, and more.  

Resource Request Form

Is there a book, video, database, or other resource that you would like the library to collect?  Please submit your ideas to the library using the Library Resource Request Form.

Request a Library Purchase

Is there a book, video, database, or other resource that you would like the library to collect?  Please submit your ideas to the library using the Library Resource Request Form.

Contact Information


Brooklyn Park Phone: 763-488-2929
Eden Prairie Phone: 952-995-1534



Brooklyn Park
Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Eden Prairie
Monday to Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00am to 4:00pm