Dexter Library is here to assist you with with gaining access to resources and services that further your studies and research. We serve students, faculty, staff, and the broader Chequamegon Bay community. In addition to books, periodicals, microfilms, and microfiche, we have a variety of electronic resources and are a member in the Wisconsin Interlibrary Loan Service (WILS), which gives you access to many other libraries.

Library Hours

Regular Fall term hours:

Mondays
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Tuesdays
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Thursdays
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fridays
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays
1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

 

Library Overview

The College library’s primary role on campus is to support the academic programs of the institution. Toward that end, the materials (books, journals, databases, videos/DVDs) that the library acquires reflect past and current curriculum offerings of the college and provide access to basic texts throughout the liberal arts. In addition to curriculum support, the library maintains a small leisure reading collection as well as a juvenile/young adult collection.

The library consists of two levels, holding a book collection of approximately 74,000 volumes, 64,000 individual titles. The library subscribes to approximately 130 print periodicals and provides access to more than 50 individual databases, including databases of full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers (more than 30,000 individual titles); streaming video (more than 8,000 full-length videos); language learning software; maps; data; and abstracting and indexing databases. Internet and database access is available in the library in the library’s computer lab and on public workstations. Accessing the databases from off campus only requires that students know their network login and password.

Patrons can access the library’s catalog and its electronic resources 24-7. You can learn the status of a book, check to see what you have out and when it’s due, renew your own materials, and place electronic holds on items that are currently checked out.

Books and journal articles not available at the library can be borrowed from other libraries through our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Turnaround time for article requests is often now just a matter of a day or two if the sought-after article is available electronically from the lending library.

The library has a variety of study rooms, collaborative work areas, and individual spaces in which students can work. Two seminar rooms and a classroom are used for regularly scheduled classes but can also be reserved by students and student groups when not otherwise occupied.