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Explore Our Collections
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.
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.
The Archives and Special Collections include resources pertaining to the University of Minnesota Duluth. 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.
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.
Search our many online databases to find articles, books, media, and more for your research.
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.
Curious to see what the library recently acquired? See the library's "new items list."
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.
- TKA = The Arts
- TKE = Early Childhood/Elementary Kits
- TKG = General Kits
- TKLA = Language kits
- TKM = Math Kits
- TKS = Science Kits
- TKSS = Social Studies Kits
The d-Commons merged with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities University Digital Conservancy (UDC) which provides free public access and long-term preservation to works created at the University.
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.