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Borrowing Materials

Whether an item may be renewed or how many times an item may be renewed is dependent on the item.

CollectionLoan Period
Books - Main Collection13 weeks
Books - Children's4 weeks
Books - New Books4 weeks
Videos/Periodicals3 days
Games/Puzzles1 week
Equipment1 day
Reserves3 hours

Renewal Methods

Items can also be renewed in person, over the phone (218-281-8399), online, or by e-mail

Renew Online

Use this link to Your Account to renew online or go to the Library Catalog webpage. 

To renew items, you can either do it yourself online or have a librarian assist you. Depending on the items you have checked out, you can either renew items individually or renew all.

To renew items yourself online:

  1. Go to the U of M Crookston Library Catalog
  2. At the top right of the screen you will see "Sign In"
  3. After you log in, using your University of Minnesota login and password, click on your name.
  4. To the left of your name, a link that reads "MY ACCOUNT" should appear. Click on that link, and the overview of your account should appear.
  5. To renew items, click on the "LOANS" tab.

To renew an item by email:

  • please include the title and call number if it is a book and the magazine or journal name and the date, or volume and issue for a periodical and send to Ashley Helgeson -

Renew Interlibrary Loan Materials

To renew interlibrary loan material contact the Interlibrary Loan Office representative Ashley Helgeson - - 218-281-8399. The ability to renew interlibrary loan materials is dependent on the library that lends it to us.