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Archives and Special Collections

The archives include the official publications, photographs, memorabilia, and non-current office records of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Special Collections include the NE Minnesota Historical Center Collections, Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection, Michael S. Berman Political Collection, Helen and Adrian Hoover Papers, and Grace Lee Nute Papers. Special collections books may require special care or protection due to their age, condition, unusual format, or special subject matter.


Our audiobooks are available on CD. Audiobooks are shelved next to the Best Seller collection on the first floor of the library. This collection can be searched separately.

Best Sellers 

Our Best Seller collection contains popular fiction and nonfiction from current bestseller lists. The collection is located on the first floor. This collection can be searched separately.


Our collection of printed books contains approximately 230,000 volumes. This collection can be searched separately.

Children's Literature

Our Children's Literature collection includes fiction and nonfiction books for preschool to age 13, including Caldecott and Newbery honor and medal books. This collection can be searched separately.


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Our DVD and VHS collection contains a wide variety of academic and classic feature titles. This collection can be searched separately, and loans are for 3 days.


Our ebooks (Electronic Books) are books that are available full text/full content online to UMD students, faculty, and staff. Our ebook collection can be searched separately from the rest of the catalog, using information about each ebook.

Government Documents

We are a Federal Depository Library that collects print and electronic federal and state documents.

Microform Collection

Our Microform collection includes microfilm, microfiche, and cartridges containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and documents. This collection can be searched separately.

Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection

This unique Bible collection includes over 1,800 Bibles and other scriptural works representing 410 languages.

Reference Collection

Our Reference collection is made up of print and electronic reference books for finding specific information or gaining background knowledge. This collection can be searched separately.

Teaching Materials

Our Teaching Materials collection contains materials for teachers from preschool through high school. This collection can be searched separately.

Thesis Collection

The Library has a collection of theses produced by UMD students in fulfillment of their master's degrees.

Wellness Collection

The Wellness Collection includes books on self-help, nutrition, fitness, and other topics related to wellness, and they can be checked out for four weeks at a time.