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Return Borrowed Items in Person

Book Return Box

You may return materials by placing them (1) in the return bin built into the Circulation desk, (2) in the concourse hallway's return slot to the left of the library gate, and (3) in the outdoor stainless steel book return near the library entrance.

Patrons are responsible for overdue fines and for any damage incurred to an item.

Be aware that some items are too fragile or too time sensitive to be deposited in the outdoor bin. Please do not return the following types of materials in the outdoor book return:

  • Reserve materials (fines are $1 per hour)
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Audio Books
  • Kits

Return UMD Materials Off Campus

You may return Kathryn A. Martin Library materials to libraries within the University of Minnesota system, such as libraries on the Twin Cities campus, at Morris, or at Crookston. Please do not return Kathryn A. Martin Library materials to the Duluth Public Library or to libraries that are not part of the University of Minnesota system. This may result in the delay of those materials coming back to UMD's library. Patrons are responsible for overdue fines incurred by returning UMD materials to libraries outside of the University of Minnesota system. 

Return Materials Belonging to Other Libraries

You may return materials at UMD that you borrowed from other libraries within the University of Minnesota system, such as libraries on the Twin Cities campus, at Morris, or at Crookston. We will return those materials to the proper library for you. Please do not return to the Kathryn A. Martin Library any materials that you checked out from the Duluth Public Library or from other libraries that are not part of the University of Minnesota system. This may result in the delay of those materials being returned to the proper library. Patrons are responsible for overdue fines incurred by returning materials to the wrong library.

Return Interlibrary Loan Materials 

Interlibrary loan items you received through the Kathryn A. Martin Library must be returned here. Please keep the interlibrary loan label attached to the material, to prevent delays in processing which could result in overdue fines.