About the Library


The mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston Library is to support the mission of the University by providing quality resources and innovative services to stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity, and lifelong learning and research within the communities that we serve.


The University of Minnesota Crookston Library is an essential component of the academic and creative life of the University. The library supports the University’s values of student success, diversity, leadership, community, innovation, sustainability, and continuous improvement by offering an inclusive space where we will collect, preserve, and provide access to high quality resources and services that support the needs of our constituents. 

Checkout and Renewing Materials

Checkout Period Renew Notices Sent By
Books - Regular & Children's 4 weeks Yes, total of 8 weeks E-mail
Videos/Periodicals 3 days Yes, total of 6 days E-mail
Equipment/1 Day Reserves 1 day Yes, total of 2 days E-mail
Short Term Reserves 3 hours Yes, total of 6 hours E-mail

Renewing Online

Use this link to Your Account to renew online or go to the Library Catalog webpage. If you have not renewed online before there are detailed instructions for renewing online.
Items can also be renewed in person, over the phone (218-281-8399), or by e-mail umclib@umn.edu. To renew an item, please include the call number if it is a book and the name and date if it is a magazine or journal.

Desktop Computers and Printing in the Library

Desktop computers are available for use in the Library. The computers are loaded with various software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the Adobe CS5 suites which include Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Acrobat Professional. Laser printing is available to students, faculty, and staff in the library at no charge. Other computer hardware available for use in the library includes several types of scanners, multi-media computers, an iMac and a color laser printer. Students can check out various tablets, scanners, digital still cameras, digital video cameras, webcams, and more. Requests to purchase other equipment will be considered.

Document Delivery for Students With Disabilities

Students who are registered with the UMC Disability Resource Center can request library items by telephone (218-281-8398) or e-mail Ashley Helgeson - helge333@crk.umn.edu.

Test Proctoring

The UMC Library provides limited proctoring of make-up tests as a service to faculty. This service should not be used for students with testing accommodations due to documented disability - those tests are administered by the Disability Resource Center. Any questions regarding this service may be directed to Ashley Helgeson, Circulation Supervisor, at helge333@crk.umn.edu or 218-281-8398.

Students: Please use this scheduling link or stop into the library to schedule an appointment to make up your test. Please schedule your test at least 24 hours in advance. Be sure you have your professor's approval prior to making the appointment and bring your U Card to the library for identification.

Faculty: Please submit the Proctoring Request Form and your test at least 2 hours in advance to umclib@umn.edu.