University Library

Library Access for Alumni and Community

Library services are currently limited to active students and employees. 

University Library materials are available through interlibrary loan using your local public library. 




Computer Access Privileges

The Library provides computer resources for alumni and area community members. Visit HuskyTech in MC 102 to complete a user application and receive a Community Patron UserID.

For information about computer access and policies, see Community Patron Accounts.


Computer and password help is available from HuskyTech in MC 102 or at (320) 308-7000.

Using Library Materials

Borrowing Privileges

Alumni and community patrons may request a library barcode at the Circulation Desk in the library. You will need to present a valid Minnesota state-issued ID and provide contact information.

Material Check Out

After receiving a library barcode, you may check out up to 10 books at one time. The check out period for books is 28 days with the option of one renewal. Media items may not be borrowed (except government media items). You may place requests or holds through the Books and More (MnPALS) catalog for items that are currently checked out.

Online Library Resources

You must be on campus to access most of the library’s online databases and journals. Ask a Librarian for details on using these resources.

Printing and Scanning

Printing requires a community patron card that may be purchased for $1 from a Campus Card machine located in either the 2nd Floor Computer Lab or the Wired Cafe and Computer Lab in MC 125. Printing is $0.07 per double-sided page (by default) and $0.04 per single page (selected manually).

Scan stations are available to convert books, articles, documents, or photos into PDF, Word, or JPEG files that can be saved and shared. 

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