Library Services

Our Library provides a number of services to students, faculty, and staff.  If you have questions about any library services, please call the library directly:

  • Brooklyn Park Library: 763-488-2929
  • Eden Prairire Library: 952-995-1650

Your Library Account

Every HTC 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:

If you do not have or do not remember your Star ID, please visit: https://starid.minnstate.edu/

Textbook Lending

The library carries most of HTC'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, search for the title of your book in the HTC catalog: 

https://mplus.mnpals.net/?mylocn=HTC

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

Laptop Lending

The library lends laptops to current HTC students in good library standing. Laptops are first come, first served and may be checked out for 2 days. These items cannot be renewed.  Late returns are subject to fines.

For information on checking out these items, please see the Amenity Item Checkout section of the Library Policies page

Interlibrary Loan

No library can hold everything, so libraries like to share their resources whenever possible. 

If the HTC 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.

Interlibrary Loan requests can be created through a database search or via your Library Account (see above).

You can also search for and find items for Interlibrary Loan via the following resources:

  •  MnLink Gateway (searches across most libraries in Minnesota)
  •  WorldCat (searches across over 10,000 libraries worldwide, with preference toward local libraries)

For step-by-step instructions on submitting Interlibrary Loan requests, see the guide: Request an Item through Interlibrary Loan.

Research Guides

HTC's Research Guides (also known as LibGuides) contain countless tips, best practices, and resources for research within your program and beyond. 

Visit the HTC LibGuides website to find a guide: http://hennepintech.libguides.com/

If you'd like to suggest a guide to be created, please email jennie.simning@hennepintech.edu.

1-on-1 Research Appointments

Do you need help researching for your assignment?  Or do you just want to know how to utilize the library resources and services more efficiently?  Make a research appointment with the librarian.

  • Librarian: Jennie Simning
  • Phone: 952-995-1533
  • Email: jennie.simning@hennepintech.edu

Library Instruction

For Faculty - Book the Librarian for your class!

The librarian is available throughout the semester to teach your students about a range of research and information literacy-related topics.  Sessions can be taught in-person or recordings created for online classes.

Library instruction could cover a variety of topics you would like your class to learn about, including (but not limited to):

  • How to research for your _______ (assignment/class/program)
  • Evaluating information
  • Focusing research topics/Developing research questions
  • Searching library databases
  • Improving Google search skills
  • Reading scholarly articles
  • And more!

If you would like to book the librarian for your class, please send an email to jennie.simning@hennepintech.edu 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).

 

Request a Library Purchase

If you would like to request that the HTC Library purchase a specific item for our collection, please send an email with the item details to jennie.simning@hennepintech.edu.

 

Contact Us

Phone

Brooklyn Park Library: 763-488-2929

Eden Prairire Library: 952-995-1650

Chat

Chat with the library!

Connect to a 24/7, real-time, online question service.  If no HTC Library Staff are available, there are librarians across the country standing by!

Email

Fill out our email form.  You will receive an email response within one business day (please see our hours below).

In-Person

Visit us at either campus during our open hours.  We are just inside the main entrance, across from the reception desk.

Regular Semester Hours:
M-Th: 7:30am-8:30pm
Fri: 7:30-4pm
Sat. & Sun. Closed
Summer Hours:
M-Th: 7:30am-6:00pm
Fri, Sat, & Sun. Closed

Note:  All hours are subject to change. Any unexpected hour changes will be posted on library doors and on the library home page as soon as possible.