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Academic Division Liaisons Government Documents

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Instructional Technology 

Archives and Special Collections

IT Support


Ask Questions Off-Campus Access
Circulation Periodical Subscriptions
Class Instruction & Tours
Computers Reserves

Academic Department Liaisons

Faculty and students are encouraged to contact department liaisons with questions and to send them requests for library purchases.


To request new books, videos, CDs, and other materials for purchase, fill out a purchase request form or contact your department liaisons.

Contact: Josh Hickman

Archives and Special Collections

The College Archives houses materials relating to the College's history, including official publications, photographs, historical records, and memorabilia. Any interested students and researchers are encouraged to visit the Archives.

Hours during the academic term:

Monday, Wednesday  8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday, Thursday  8:30am - 5pm, 7pm - 10:30pm
Friday  8:30am - 5pm

Contacts: Fred Burwell, archivist.

Ask Questions

If you're not sure where to begin, or whom to ask - stop by, email, or call the Reference Desk for help! Reference staff is available to answer questions about the Library collection and services, and to give help to researchers.

Any questions are appropriate, from finding call numbers to identifying articles on a specialized topic to using microfilm. Personal assistance to consult on research projects is available at the Library, by appointment, or drop-in most open hours.

Research appointments can be made with:

Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, History, Music, Math, Physics
Chris (subject specialties)

Humanities, POLI, PSYC, EDUC
Josh (subject specialties)

Meghan (subject specialties)

Phone: 608-363-2544
GChat: 'Ask A Librarian'


The circulation staff checks out library materials, including headphones, microphones, USB flash drives, reserve materials, and hold requests. If you can't find something, the circulation desk staff can help.

To review and renew items you have checked out, go to the My Library Account choice in BELCAT. Avoid overdue fines and lost replacement fees by renewing items on or before their due dates.

Loan periods for students

Books 30 days Renewable
Reserves 3 hours Not renewable
Video/DVD 5 days Renewable
Audio CD 14 days Renewable
A/V and computer equipment 3 hours Renewable
Interlibrary Loan varies Contact ILL department

Contacts: Deb Lynch, Chris Nelson

Class Instruction and Tours

Librarians present research strategies and sources aimed at specific courses and assignments. To arrange an instruction session, call the Reference Desk at 363-2544, contact a department liaison, or complete a request form.  


Library computers are available for users with a current Beloit College ID. Use your Beloit College email account username and password to log in.

Limited guest access to computers is available. Ask at the circulation desk for more information.

Government Documents

The government documents collection at Beloit includes:

  • historic runs of Congressional documents
  • foreign relations materials
  • census statistics
  • a variety of government information. 

As a selective depository, the Library currently receives about one quarter of the available U.S. government publications.

Contact: Chris Nelson

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The interlibrary loan service obtains for students, faculty and staff, materials that are not in Beloit's collection. The service supports the teaching and learning goals of Beloit College and is free to College users. However, each request costs the College approximately $10.00.

The best way to submit book requests is via the catalog. Find the item you need, click on Request Item, fill in the information about yourself, and submit. Tip: In the results list, you may want to change "Sort By" to Relevance Only. There is also a book request form and an article request form.

Class requirements/textbooks are not eligible for ILL.

eBooks: we have no way to borrow or receive eBooks at this time

For materials available at Beloit Public Library, current Beloit College students, local faculty, and staff may borrow directly with them. To apply for a borrower's card, students should take their college IDs and state ID or license.

Note: Obtaining DVDs, videos, and CDs via ILL is often difficult. Because our priority is to supply materials to support College classes, we ask that students use alternative sources to obtain items not relevant to their courses of study.

Allow about 10 to 15 days for receipt.

Contact: Cindy Cooley

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology (ITEC) provides expertise and leadership in the intersections of technology, teaching, and learning in support of the academic mission of Beloit College. We support faculty and staff through consulting and development opportunities. We support student academic success through facilitated learning opportunities and through collaborative relationships across campus.

Contact: Jedidiah Rex, x2456 


IT Support in the Library

Location: next to the Reference Desk
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 2pm-1am
Phone: 608-363-2476



Moodle is the college’s learning management system administered by Instructional Technology.We have two separate instances of Moodle.

  • Moodle [for all academic courses]
  • Moodle Groups [for all administrative courses (committees, reading groups, etc.)]

Please see the Moodle Overview and Moodle Policy pages for more information about Moodle.If you are a student or instructor and would like information about working in your course, you may find information in the Moodle Help course.

Contact: Jedidiah Rex, x2456


Off-Campus Access to Databases

Once you’ve found the resource’s persistent URL, you’ll then need to add EZproxy URL information
to the URL to allow off-campus access if such information is not already present (appearing
as “” somewhere within the URL). To do this, simply prepend the following snippet to the URL:                                When Beloit College students, faculty, and staff attempt to access a college resource from off-campus, you will be taken to an authentication screen. Simply enter your Beloit username and password to log in. See the EZproxy FAQ for more information.

Periodical Subscriptions

The Library receives over 1500 periodical subscriptions both in print and online, including scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers. Back files are maintained in paper, electronic form, or microfilm. Contact: Josh Hickman


Search for reserve material in the catalog. Loan periods for reserves are 2, 3, or 24 hours. Tips for faculty putting items on reserve are on the Academic Reserves page. Contact: Deb Lynch