• Summer time view of the entrance of the UMC Library.
  • Library entrance


Unit Description: 

The University of Minnesota Crookston Library is the principal provider of scholarly information resources to the campus community.  We work with faculty, staff and students in the discovery, use and management of information that supports their research, teaching and learning.


The library building has reopened in preparation for the fall semester. Regular hours began on August 25, 2020.

  • Returns - The library can now accept book returns. If you have had materials checked out and no longer need them, they may be returned to the library. If you are not physically near Crookston, items may be returned to any of the campuses of the University of Minnesota or may be mailed to the library at UMN Crookston. If you decide to send items to us via the USPS, library mail or media mail is the most affordable option for you. Contact Krista Proulx with any questions about items on loan.
  • Popular reading - The library is now offering a selection of popular fiction books for checkout. Stop by the library to check out this display!
  • Library spaces - The library has been modified to accommodate physical distancing. Each seat in the building has been measured and is at least six feet from the other seats in all directions. There are at least 45 seats available in the library, including two sections of tables that have been grouped together. Students could potentially work in groups of four while sitting at least six feet apart on our second floor. Also, three single-occupancy study rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Research guides - We are steadily increasing the number of research guides that are available on our website. Check back regularly as more subjects are added continually. Also, if you have any suggestions for information that could be added to a guide, please contact us with them.
  • Information literacy - As more classes include online components this fall, the library is offering online information literacy options. Please contact Keri Youngstrand if you would like to discuss these.
  • Home delivery - The library has made the decision to mail print resources to patrons if they are not able to come to campus to check items out. This option has been added to our GetIt list and is available to our online students as well. This service includes delivery to dorms if the need arises. Please contact Krista Proulx with any questions regarding this service.


  • Sunday - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday - Thursday - 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Phone 218-281-8399


2900 University Ave. Crookston, MN

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