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Library Information

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General Library Information

The mission of the UMC Library is to be the major provider of information supporting the educational programs of the campus as well as its research and service needs. The library collection consists of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, and audio visual materials. In addition to traditional library print resources, an increasing number of books, journals, and visual materials are available online through subscriptions to databases and other electronic library tools. 

Mission Statement of the UMC Library  

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Library exists to support the mission of the University by providing services and materials that meet the informational and lifelong learning needs of its constituents including  students, faculty, and staff. In carrying out this mission, the library is responsive to the University's commitment to the values of equality, accessibility, non-discrimination, tolerance of diversity, and intellectual freedom. The primary library objectives are:

Through Alma, the library resource management system and other databases, the library provides access to over 150,000 journals and magazines in electronic format. The databases are listed on the UMC Databases page

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Checkout Period 
Renew
Notices Sent By
Fines
Books - Regular & Children's
4 weeks
Yes, total of 6 months
E-mail
$0.50/day, Max $20/item
 
Videos/Periodicals
3 days
Yes, total of 6 days
E-mail
$0.50/day, Max $20/item
 
Equipment/1 Day Reserves
1 day
Yes, total of 2 days
E-mail
$0.50/hour, Max $20/item
 
Short Term Reserves
3 hours
Yes, total of 6 hours
E-mail
$0.50/hour, Max $20/item 
 
  

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Renewing Online

Use this link to Your Account to renew online or go to the Library Catalog webpage. If you have not renewed online before there are detailed instructions for renewing online here.

Items can also be renewed in person, over the phone (218-281-8399), or by e-mail at Library umclib@umn.edu. To renew an item, please include the call number if it is a book and the name and date if it is a magazine or journal.

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UMC Library Video Collection

The UMC Library has an extensive collection of videos to support the curriculum. Videos are generally available on four day loan to faculty, staff, and students. These videos are found in the UMC Library Catalog. You can limit searches to the video collection using the advanced search. The UMC Library also has streaming videos on basic study skills available online.

Videos are available for checkout at UMC Videos.  Go to the UMC Videos list for the 2010-11 additions.

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Desktop Computers and Printing in the Library

Desktop computers are available for use in the Library. The computers are loaded with various software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the Adobe CS5 suites which include Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Acrobat Professional. Laser printing is available to students, faculty, and staff in the library at no charge. Other computer hardware available for use in the library includes several types of scanners, multi-media computers, an iMac and a color laser printer.  Students can check out various tablets, scanners, digital still cameras, digital video cameras, webcams, and more. Requests to purchase other equipment will be considered.

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Library Webcams

There are two webcams located in the UMC Library. The cameras are located on first floor near the circulation desk and in the Library Technology area on the second floor of the library. Click on the images below to see the current live view.

UMC Library Library Information Webcam 1st Floor                UMCC Library Webcam 2

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Document Delivery for Students With Disabilities

Students who are registered with the UMC Office for Students with Disabilities can request library items by telephone (218-281-8398) or e-mail Krista Proulx (kproulx).

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