The Library has numerous collections available to help you with your research. To view items within a collection, click the name of the collection below. Learn more about where items are located as well as borrowing privileges for undergraduates, graduates, and staff/faculty. If you need any assistance contact a librarian.
American Indian Reference Collection
The American Indian Reference Collection contains the American Indian and Alaskan Native non-circulating scholarly materials from UMD's American Indian Learning Resource Center (AILRC) are temporarily being housed in the Library Annex. The Mishoomis Collection Library in 315 Kirby Plaza consists of AILRC circulating materials.
Archives and Special Collections
UMD's Archives and Special Collections can be a source of rare and amazing resources. We collect, maintain, and provide access to materials that document the UMD campus and Northeastern Minnesota. Our Special Collections include the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections, Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection, and more. The office is located on the second floor Library Annex.
Books and eBooks
Our collection of printed books contains approximately 270,000 volumes. The main book collection spans the third floor and fourth floor of the library, while specialized popular collections are located in the first floor reading room. Our recently added items are on our "new items list."
We also have a growing collection of eBooks including a list eTextbooks that you can check here. Quickly access a wide array of eBooks from our library catalog where you can filter "available online" after doing a search.
This collection contains high quality examples of children's literature. Preference is given to those books receiving awards from nationally recognized education, teaching, and children's literature organizations. This collection is located on the third floor of the library and can be searched here.
Our collection of graphic novels, comics, and sequential art support the curriculum and represent a diverse range of cultures and experiences. Here is a past news article about the Graphic Novels Collection which is located in the first floor reading room.
This contains materials for teachers from preschool through high school. It contains reference materials, children's encyclopedias, elementary and secondary textbooks, and High Interest/Low Vocabulary books. This collection is located on the third floor of the library and can be searched here. The collection also contains teaching kits (kits, games, or manipulatives in a box with more than one format that are used for teaching). Kits are arranged by broad subject category.
|TKE||Early Childhood/Elementary Kits|
|TKSS||Social Studies Kits|
Tweed Museum of Art Collection
University Digital Conservancy (UDC)
The Wellness Collection includes books on self-help, nutrition, fitness, and other topics related to wellness. Here is a past news article about the Wellness Collection which is located in the library's first floor reading room.