About Libraries

"I am 46 years old and didn't have confidence in my abilities as a first generation student.  I received an A/B or better on every assignment the librarians helped me with. Whenever I am in the library I feel welcomed, acknowledged and looked after."
-Mary, Madison College student

"The friendly staff and abundant resources have made my schoolwork almost painless.  More than just books, the library provides a quiet, comfortable place to study which grants us the perfect environment for thinking." -Eitan, Madison College student

"Whenever I wonder why people still visit libraries, given so much is online, I remind myself of the help that librarians offer.  That is something you cannot get from Google." -Najeeb, Library Essay Contest Winner


The Madison Area Technical College Libraries organizes and manages free access for students and staff to the recorded knowledge of human civilization in a variety of formats to support the teaching and learning processes of the college. 

Truax Library Entrance

Hours & Locations

Meet Our Librarians

Enter the Madison College Libraries

About Us

The seven Madison College Libraries are located at Truax, the Downtown CenterFort AtkinsonPortageReedsburg,Watertown and our West campus on Gammon Road.  Our libraries are staffed with librarians and talented student help to provide the services and reference assistance you need for academic success.   Madison College Libraries offers traditional on-site services, but also provides 24/7 access to many resources and services online through our comprehensive library web page

Did you know:

Truax Library has Kindle Fires, nookcolors and iPads available to students for check-out.

You can check out a NetBook, DVD player, a laptop, webcam and more to use in the library for general use or a class project. The Truax Library provides students with multimedia support.

The Libraries has a Facebook page.  Become a fan!  You can also find us on Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

You can ask us questions by text message at (608) 554-4659, Skypechat and email in addition to our on-site and phone support  (608) 246-6640.

We are your quick pocket reference with our new mobile site for phone users. 

Our librarians can assist with research help, Blackboard questions, computer problems and many other services to help you be a successful learner. Last year we answered 87,024 of these questions.

If you search our catalog you can find almost 75,000 titles that include books, video, DVD, electronic books, reserves, newspapers, magazines and more.  If you search our databases you will access millions of articles, videos and images.

Over 62,500 students enter our libraries each month. It's the place to be! 

Our Truax and West Libraries have a designated Quiet Area for when you need silence. Group Study rooms are available at Truax for when you need to work together.  

Main Library Service Desk
(608) 246-6640

Student Computer Help Desk: 
(608) 243-4444 or (866) 277-4445 [toll-free] 

Let us know how we are doing?  The Director of Library Services will personally respond to your comments, suggestions, complaints, etc.  We value your feedback.