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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 NE Minnesota Historical Center Collections, Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection, and more.

Our audiobooks are available on CD.

Our Best Seller collection contains popular fiction and nonfiction from current bestseller lists.

Our collection of printed books contains approximately 230,000 volumes. Discover our newest arrivals.


We have nearly 1,500 CDs in our collection.

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 databases to find articles, books, media, and more for your research. 

Our DVD and VHS collections contain a wide variety of academic, documentary, classic, and feature films. If you are interested in streaming videos, contact the appropriate subject librarian.

A growing collection of games is available for week-long loans. Play classics like Chess and Candy Land or try something new!

Our collection of graphic novels, comics, and sequential art support the curriculum and represent a diverse range of cultures and experiences.

Our Microform Collection includes microfilm, microfiche, and cartridges containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and documents.

Stop by our New Books Shelf on the first floor to see a revolving selection of newly published and newly received books. Additionally, we have a monthly update of our "new items list."

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

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

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

UMD's Olive Anna Tezla Memorial Library supports the Tweed Museum's fine art collections, with focused areas in ceramic art, photography, American Indian art, European art, and global contemporary art. Tweed materials are noncirculating. 

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.