About the Library

Vision Statement

To empower students to become critical and knowledgeable information consumers through access to current technology, up-to-date materials, and information 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.


Fall and Spring Semester Hours

M-Th: 7:30am-8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am-4pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Summer Session Hours

M-Th: 7:30am-6:00pm
Fri, Sat & Sun: Closed

Non-Class Days

Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm


*Please Note: 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.

Contact Us


Brooklyn Park Library: 763-488-2929

Eden Prairie Library: 952-995-1650


Chat with the Library!


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


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.

Make a Research Appointment

For in-depth research assistance or one-on-one research help, please request a research appointment with the HTC librarian to discuss your research or assignment needs.

Jennie Simning, Librarian


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:

  • Tables for quiet individual and quiet group study
  • 2 small group study rooms
  • 1 conference room that can accommodate larger groups
  • Dozens of computers
  • Printer/copier
  • Helpful library staff

Online Resources

HTC's Online Library contains:

  • 80+ research databases
  • Millions of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles
  • Hundreds of thousands of online books
  • Thousands of streaming academic videos

Access these resources from the library homepage.

If you are searching the library off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your Star ID and password.

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

Physical Resources

The HTC Library carries thousands of print books, DVDs, and audiobooks.  We also checkout current course textbooks and laptops. 

  • Print Books -- 3-week checkout
  • DVDs -- 2-day - 1-week checkout
  • Textbooks -- 4-hour checkout
  • Laptops -- 7-day checkout
  • Books on CD -- 3-week checkout

How do I Checkout Library Materials?

 Bring your Student ID card with you to checkout any library materials (we need to scan the 14-digit library barcode number on the back of your ID card)

Please note: Textbooks and laptops are considered Amenity Items and are reserved for student use only. The first time you checkout an amenity item, please bring the following and plan a little extra time.

  1. Present a Student ID card
    • You will need to show your student ID card every time you checkout an amenity item.
  2. Present a valid, government-issued ID card (i.e. driver's license, state ID, or passport)
    • Only needed the first time checking out an amenity item.
  3. Sign an Amenity Contract
    • Only signed the first time an amenity item is checked out.  A copy is kept on file.

For more information on textbook and laptop checkouts, please see the Amenity Checkout Policy on the Library Policies page.