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The Fox Valley Technical College Library is located on the main campus in Appleton,  Wisconsin.  Our Contact Us page has location and staff information.

The Library is open to all students, faculty, and staff of the college, as well as, alumni and public patrons residing within the district. The Library is also known as the William M. Sirek Educational Resource Center, named in honor of the district’s first director.

Our goal is to make sure items in the library are "Recent, Relevant and Used". 

Paper books are now purchased only if requested by faculty for student use. If the Library buys an item, it will be housed in the Library. 

Our collection is expanding with e-books, e-journals and other online resources, to provide equitable resource access to people that do not come into the physical library.

Now that PRIMO is searching all our databases for the most relevant information, you no longer have to learn how to use individual databases.

To access individual FVTC Paid Subscription Databases from off-campus through the Library proxy:
Students: Username is your MyFVTC (EX: )
                 Password is your MyFVTC password.
Staff: Username is your network (EX:
          Password is your network password.

BOOKS, DVDs, JOURNALS, ETC. All of the items available in the library can be found using the online book catalog. The library uses the Library of Congress classification system for most of the collection. Generic call numbers are assigned to some items, such as fiction paperbacks (FIC) and reserve items (RESV).

BOOKS on AUDIO CD Type audio cd into search box on the book catalog, and select Sound recording from Format menu.

RESERVES Reserve materials are placed at the circulation desk. Most reserve materials are to be used in the library only, but some instructors do designate checkout opportunities. DVD disks are also kept behind the circulation desk.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Instructors have set up some special collections for selected programs. These materials are located separately from the main collection stacks for easy access by students enrolled in these programs. Special collection materials do not circulate outside of the library except for use by the instructors.
All resource materials checked out may be recalled by the library.

PERIODICALS AND ARTICLES Current issues of magazines and newspapers are displayed in the reading area. Back issues are arranged under the tilted shelf or shelf below the current issue. Current issues are for in-library-use-only.  Older issues may be checked out.

SGA COLLECTIONS  The Student Government Association (SGA) provides popular movie DVDs at the FVTC Library. You can borrow up to three movies for one week! SGA also purchases popular books for the library collection. 


Courtesy cards are available to current students, faculty, staff and trustees who wish to personally access local libraries to use resources. Please request a courtesy card from the library staff at the Appleton Circulation desk.  This card indicates to local libraries that FVTC vouches for the return of their items,  including paying for replacement.  Lost or late items will still be billed as if they were from our own collection, including fines and financial bars on student records.

Use the FVTC Interlibrary Loan Request form to request items to be delivered to the FVTC Appleton Library, or Outreach Sites for pick up and return.

Students in Library photo

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