Your Library Account

Every HTC Student 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:

You can login with your Star ID and password OR the 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:


Technology Lending

The library currently lends laptops (2 days), iPads (2 days), and Kindles pre-loaded with many books (3 weeks).  For information on checking out these items, please see the Amenity Item Checkout section of the Library Policies page


Textbook Lending

The library carries many of the current textbooks for HTC courses.  These books may be checked out for 4 hours.  You are welcome to take these to class or other areas within the building, but 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:

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


Research Guides

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

Visit the HTC LibGuides website to find a guide:

If you'd like to suggest a guide to be created, please email


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 own 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.



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


Schedule the Librarian (students and faculty)

For Students:

Do you have a research question you need help with?  Or do you just want to know how to utilize the library resources and services more efficiently? Call or email the Librarian to set-up a research appointment.

Librarian: Jennie Simning

Phone: 952-995-1533


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 online (using Adobe Connect).

Choose from a variety of session topics you would like your class to learn about, including (but not limited to):

  •  How to research for your ______ (assignment/class/program)
  •  How to evaluate information
  •  Selecting research topics
  •  Search library databases
  •  Improve your Google Search skills
  •  How to find/read scholarly articles
  •  Etc., etc.

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

  •  Faculty name
  •  Course name/number
  •  Campus
  •  Date and Time of class
  •  Classroom location (I can book a computer lab for your class if you do not have computers in your classroom)
  •  # of students
  •  Brief statement on what you would like me to cover
  •  Is this session related to a current or upcoming assignment your students will need to complete?


The Library

Last updated by jsimning : 2018-01-12 13:21:40