Vision Statement

To empower students to become critical and knowledgeable information consumers through access to current technology, up-to-date materials, and informaton literacy instruction in a friendly, welcoming space.  To excel as a vital resource to the HTC college community as a whole through partnerships with faculty and student services.

What's in the Library?

The HTC library is located in the front of each campus building across from the Reception Desk.  Each campus library has areas for quiet individual and group study, 3 group study rooms, dozens of computers, and a printer and copier.

Online Resources

The HTC Library contains over 42,000 full-text online journals, 160,000+ online books, and thousands more streaming online academic videos.

Any of our online resources are available 24/7 from the library website.  When accessing these resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your Star ID and password OR 14-digit library barcode on the back of your student ID card.

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

Physical Resources

In addition to our electronic holdings, the HTC Library carries thousands of print books, DVDs,and audiobooks, as well as other electronic amenity items. 

Checkout periods for these items are as follows:

  • Print Books -- 3-week checkout
  • Books on CD -- 3-week checkout
  • Kindles -- 3-week checkout
  • Textbooks -- 4-hour checkout
  • iPads -- 2-day checkout
  • DVDs -- 2-day - 1-week checkouts
  • Laptops -- 2-day checkout

New Materials!

Check out a list of the newest items in our collection:


Checking Out Library Materials

Library items may be checked out to any current student, faculty, or staff with an active student or employee ID card.  Student or Employee ID cards must be presented to check out items as we need to scan the 14-digit library barcode number on the back of your ID card.

Our Textbooks, Laptops, and iPads are considered amenity items and are reserved for Student Use only.  The first time an amenity item is borrowed by a student, the student must sign an Amenity Contract and present a valid, government-issued ID card along with their student ID (see Amenity Checkout Policy on the Library Policies page).

For information on Library Fines, please see the Library Policies page.


Contact Information

Brooklyn Park Library: 763-488-2929

Eden Prairire Library: 952-995-1650

For more ways to contact the library, visit our Ask the Library page.


Library Staff

View the HTC Directory for a list of Library Staff. In the Department drop-down menu, select Library: Staff Directory.


The Library

Last updated by jsimning : 2018-04-06 15:38:59