Popular Services

Archives & Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections at Martin Library can be a source of rare and amazing resources. The staff there collect, maintain, and provide access to materials that document the University of Minnesota Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota.

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Librarians can help you meet your research and learning goals. Connect via chat, text, email, phone, or personal consultation.

Borrow, Renew, & Return Items

  • Check out items at the library's circulation desk, located on the first floor.
  • Renewals happen automatically for items with loan periods of 3 days or longer, but please return materials when they reach their end renewal date. If your item is from interlibrary loan, you can renew through your interlibrary loan (ILL) account.
  • Return items at the circulation desk, our book drop, or at any U of M library. Interlibrary loan items can be returned to our circulation desk or book drop. Questions? Contact the Circulation desk at 218-726-6120. 


Find out about copyright, fair use, and the use of library resources on our copyright page. copyright page. Or contact a librarian for assistance.


Course E-textbooks 

Check to see if the library has free online books or textbooks available for your course.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves is a library service that provides access to high-demand materials a professor or instructor has identified as being important to a course.

Course Support & Instruction

Librarians are available to work with faculty to schedule library instruction sessions, develop subject and course guides, collaborate on assignment creation, and more!

Get It from a U of M Library

UMD students, faculty, and staff are welcome to request physical materials to be held for them if the materials are in any University of Minnesota library. Just sign into the library catalog, search for an item, click its title, and check for the Get It options (when available). 

Interlibrary Loan

If the title you need is not available at a University of Minnesota campus library, request it through interlibrary loan.

Library Course Materials

Learn more about library resources like physical and electronic reserves, and research guides in Canvas Learning Management System.

Meet Your Subject Librarian

Did you know you have a subject librarian who specializes in research and resources for your major?

Pay Fines & Fees

With our automatic renewal service, you should rarely have fees on your record. If you lose an item you have checked out, we accept payment at the Circulation desk by check only. If you are currently enrolled, your fees will be automatically transferred to your student account. If you are not a current student, your fees will be automatically transferred to the University Business Office for billing. Lost item charges are $100 for replacement and $15 for processing. Call 218-726-6120 if you have questions. 

Print in the Library

You'll need to put cash value on your U Card or purchase and add value to a guest print card in order to print in the library. 

Scholarly Communications at UMD

Interested in exploring your options for publication and sharing your work? Want to learn more about digital preservation and data management? Need to develop and hone your scholarly identity?  If you have specific questions, contact a librarian for assistance.

Use My Account

Current students and faculty staff have online accounts. Request things (Get It), renew your loans, and view account details by logging in with your UMD username and password.