Find success in the libraries, achievement centers

Dana Ryals, Librarian

Welcome back students. Madison College is committed to helping all students achieve their academic goals. Perhaps the best way to get through challenging coursework is to seek out the help that we provide in either the libraries or student achievement centers. They provide a variety of spaces for all learning styles.
Libraries can be found at the Truax, Downtown, West, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Portage, and Reedsburg campuses.  In these spaces, you will find librarians that can help you to access our physical and virtual resources.  We have the primary computer labs with printers, along with tech support for any of your devices or computer-related questions.  We even have many textbooks on reserve.

The libraries have electronic devices for you to borrow as well.  You may eat in the libraries at any of the non-computer tables, and you can use group study rooms, although we do like to keep a quiet atmosphere.  Speaking of quiet, the Truax library has a beautiful quiet study room that overlooks the gateway.  Libraries are open early, and the Truax library is open late and on weekends.  They’re also a great place to relax.  You can find magazines, a great collection of fiction books, and feature films, too.  The libraries have much to offer, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of this free service.

Student achievement centers can be found at the Truax, Downtown, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Reedsburg campuses.  These spaces are where you can find tutoring help in reading and writing, languages, sciences, and of course, math.  Visit their website to see schedules of tutors, make a writing center appointments, book a study room, or find excellent online tutoring services.  The student achievement centers are great places to work with a friend.  Talking at a normal volume is expected, so don’t worry about disrupting people around you.  Also, you are welcome to eat in these centers, so bring your lunch and find the help that you need to achieve your goals.

Our statistics show that students that use the libraries and student achievement centers do better overall in their classes and are more likely to graduate.  We are experts in helping students, so you can feel confident that we will be able to answer your questions.  If we don’t know the answers, we will know who to contact for the support that you need.  With the caring and friendly librarians and tutors available to every student, there is no reason why anyone should struggle with their classes.

We look forward to seeing you this fall semester.