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Securian Learning Commons sign with Chihuly glass sculpture in foreground, second floor.

Using Your Library

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.

Ask Us!

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

Borrow, Renew, & Return Items

Bring items for checkout to the Circulation desk, located on the first floor of the Library. 

We automatically renew items with loan periods of 3 days or longer, but you will need to return materials when they reach their end renewal date. Renew interlibrary loans through your interlibrary loan account (UMD students and staff). If you have any questions, contact the Circulation desk at 218-726-6120. 

You may return Kathryn A. Martin Library materials at any library within the University of Minnesota system. Interlibrary loan items you received through the Kathryn A. Martin Library must be returned here.

Book a Group Study Room

Private Group Study Rooms are available in various parts of the Library.  See the booking calendar:

Book a Group Study Room Here

Copyright Questions

Martin Library has a dedicated Scholarly Communications Librarian to help you sort through what you can copy and how you can use it. Contact Jodi Carlson Grebinoski at 218-726-7880.

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.

Get It from a U of M Library

UMD students, faculty, and staff can request materials from University of Minnesota libraries by signing in and clicking on Get It in the library catalog.

Instruction & Course Support

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

Interlibrary Loan

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

Library Course Pages

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. But if you keep materials beyond their end renewal date or lose something, we accept payment at the Circulation desk by cash or check. We can also transfer fees to your student account if you are currently enrolled. The daily fine rate for materials is $.50 per day for regular books. Lost item charges include $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?  Visit with our scholarly communications librarian, Jodi Carlson Grebinoski

Securian Learning Commons

Located on the library's second floor, the Learning Commons surrounds students with the campus services they need:

Study Rooms

Group study rooms are very popular in the library! Book a room for up to 3 hours per day, and pick up the room key at the Circulation desk. 

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.