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Gateway Libraries

Library Services


Our best and most valuable resources in the libraries are our staff.  Reference assistance is available at all campus libraries in-person, by telephone, or via email.  Reference librarians and other library staff will assist users in locating library materials, using the library catalog and other databases, and helping users find the answers and information they need


The library makes as many materials as possible available for checkout, including books, videocassettes, DVDs, periodicals, and some audiovisual equipment. Materials can be requested from any campus library and delivered to another campus of choice. Your student ID card serves as your library card; carry it with you to access all library resources.  

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loan is a service available at no charge to Gateway faculty, staff, and students. It enables users to borrow materials owned by other campus libraries or other libraries throughout the state. Contact a library staff member if you want to use ILL servicesGateway is a member of the WISPALS Library Consortium and has reciprocal borrowing privileges with other members.  Gateway libraries do not place ILL requests for course textbooks.  

Library Instruction

Campus Librarians provide instruction to classes and individuals in the use of the library's online services. Class orientations are scheduled by the instructor using this online form.   Make an appointment with any campus librarian for one-on-one instruction.  Under the Find Help & Tutorials tab, the library has prepared guides and videos that explain how to access and use the library Online Catalog and other databases. 

Library Resources

Computer Resources

PCs, printers, and other computer equipment are available in each campus library. All of the computers include the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, and Publisher), several browsers, and some special use programs. Several browsers are available.  A current Gateway Student ID or Resident Library required to use these facilities.  

Group Study & Quiet Study

Need a place to work together as a team or group?  Group study rooms are available at each campus library for this purpose.  Each room offers computer access and reservations can be made to ensure availability for your group. If you need a quiet place to concentrate, the Elkhorn and Racine campus libraries provide rooms for individuals seeking quiet study. 


Printing is available in each library.  Students will need their student IDs to print.  The printers also allow patrons to copy, scan, and fax.  Students and staff can download print drivers to their laptops and use that software to access wi-fi printing on campus.  Resident library users will need to purchase a visitor copy card to use the printers. Detailed information about printing on campus can be found at this link :

Wi-Fi on Campus

All Gateway facilities offer wireless networking privileges to guests, students and staff.  Click on for directions to configure laptops and mobile devices for wireless access.

Distance Learning Students

Full library services are available to students and instructors involved in Gateway District Education Courses.

Obtaining A Library Card

Telephone, email, or visit any campus Library. You must provide the Gateway Student ID number found on your registration form and class assignment sheet, along with your name, address, and telephone number.

Borrowing Materials

Materials from any Gateway library can be ordered and checked out from the Gateway campus library of your choice. If a Gateway library location is not convenient for you, contact your local public  library and request an Interlibrary Loan. Your local public  library can order the materials from Gateway for you. Some items may be renewed one time, unless a hold has been placed by another patron.  Also ask about our home delivery service if you are unable to physically get to a campus library.