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Leonard H. Timmerman Library

Named after a founding father and former director of Lake Area Technical College, the Leonard H. Timmerman Library is our students’ go-to place for resources and educational services. Whether a student needs a quiet place to study, tutoring services, research materials, or a place to collaborate projects with other students, the library has it all.

The library’s collection of resources includes various online databases, ebooks, streaming educational videos, books, reference materials, magazines, journals and newspapers. Our full-time staff is available to assist students with research questions. Other services available through the library include interlibrary loan, computer access, printers, photocopier, collaborative workstations, and scanners. E-readers and iPads are available for loan.

The library, located in room 210 of the Main Building, supports both collaborative and individual study. The space also includes three study rooms students can use as quiet individual study spaces or as places to meet and work in groups. Hours are subject to change. If the school is closed due to weather or holidays, the library will also be closed. Summer hours will vary.

Explore this page and the various links provided to assist in all of your research needs.

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Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM – 8 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM – 4PM

When LATC is closed, the library is also closed. For closed dates, see the Academic Calendar on LATC’s website.


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Nicki Yackley-Franken

Librarian Nicki is the librarian at Lake Area Tech. In addition to her role as librarian, she also teaches gen ed classes and heads the All-Campus Read committee. Nicki joined the LATC team in 2006 after teaching composition for two years and being a journalist for one year. When she’s not at work, Nicki likes to read, write, camp, and fish. She also likes participating in her book club with friends and LATC co-workers. She is a native of Sioux Center, IA, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff University and her Master’s degree from Minnesota State University.

Contact Nicki
(605) 882-5284, ext. 234
Email: frankenn@lakeareatech.edu

Amber Ottenbacher

Amber Ottenbacher

Amber joined the Lake Area Tech team in August 2020 as the Library Office Assistant. She earned a Medical Assisting degree from Lake Area Tech and worked in the clerical medical field and transcription until 2016 then went on to work at Social Services and, most recently, she worked at Watertown High School in the assistant principal’s office. Amber lives in Watertown with her husband, two daughters, and a son. In her free time, she enjoys working on their house and living on the outskirts of town. The last two summers she has enjoyed spending time with her daughter, niece, and nephews at the lake and sleepovers.

Contact Amber
(605) 882-5284, ext. 231
Email: amber.ottenbacher@lakeareatech.edu