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Kathryn A. Martin library under starlit sky

Kathryn A. Martin Library

Artistic image of the library by Nemuel Nyangaresi


The Kathryn A. Martin Library serves the mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth to integrate liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepare students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.

Customer Service Statement

Together we strive to provide a positive and empowering experience for all library users.

Who Is Kathryn A. Martin?

The Kathryn A. Martin Library, completed in September 2000, was named for UMD's eighth chancellor. She was the first female chancellor in the University of Minnesota system, serving from 1995-2010 and leaving a legacy of robust growth, 12 new buildings, and major renovations. The UMD Library was renamed in her honor on October 7, 2013. 

For more information about the history of the library, see the UMD Facilities building history gallery.