The UMC Library is housed in a modern facility in Kiehle Hall. 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 these traditional library print resources, an increasing number of books, journals and visual materials are available online through the subscriptions to databases and other electronic library tools.
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 all 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 Aleph, (the library’s electronic card catalog) and other databases the library provides access to over 50,000 journals and magazines in electronic format. . These databases are listed on the UMC Databases page. Users can access the Library and its databases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet.
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Only UMC students with a valid student ID can check out digital equipment including scanners, digital still cameras, the digital video camera, webcams, floppy drives for the laptop computers and other equipment.
Local community patrons have limited renewal privileges and cannot check out reserve materials or equipment.
Use this link to Your Account to renew online or go to the Library Catalog webpage: and select Your Account – items checked out to you, renew, etc.
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 via e-mail the Library email@example.com. To renew the item, please include the call numbers if it is a book and the name and date if it is a magazine or journal.
The UMC Library has an extensive collection of videos to support the curriculum. These are generally available on four day loan to faculty, staff and students. These videos can be 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 which can be accessed online.
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, InDessign and Acrobat Professional.. Printing from a laser printer 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 Kindle eReader, scanners, digital still cameras, digital video cameras, webcams, a podcasting kit, and more.
The UMC Library is now using a wireless environment to access the Internet. The Library also has LAN ports available to use.
There are two Webcams located in the UMC Library. These cameras are located on the first floor of the UMC Library near the UMC Library Circulation Desk and in the Library Technology area on the second floor of the Library Click on the static images below to see the current live view.
Students who are registered with the UMC Office for Students with Disabilities can request library items from the library via the telephone (218-281-8398) or e-mail (kproulx). The library will mail the items to the student.
Library items may be renewed by linking to