University of Minnesota Libraries

The University Libraries are a strategic asset for the University of Minnesota, providing intellectu All rights reserved.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This is the official page of the University of Minnesota Libraries. © 2021 Regents of the University of Minnesota.

Operating as usual

03/16/2024

Visit lib.umn.edu/services/prc to make an appointment with one of these peer research consultants!!

03/15/2024

What a week! Happy Friday! Here are a few new green things growing by Walter Library! Walter is open Saturday 10am-8pm and from 10am-midnight on Sunday for all your studying needs! Get it done! Check for our weekend hours and search all our online journals, magazines, books and newspapers at lib.umn.edu any time of day! And chat with a librarian 24/7!

Photos from University of Minnesota Libraries's post 03/15/2024

Exhibit/event alert! "Dear Community: Mail, Correspondence, and Postal Activism in LGBTQ History" is a new exhibit that pulls materials from across the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies to demonstrate the way mail has been an integral tool for LGBTQ community building. By incorporating love letters, personal ads, mail order catalogs, and reader written periodicals from the 1950s through today, "Dear Community" shows how sending mail has been a vehicle for q***r and trans people to find themselves, find each other, and build community.

You can visit the exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library now through May 17. Please also join us on Tuesday, April 9 from 6-8 p.m. for a free exhibit reception with Tretter curator Aiden M. Bettine. Register online: https://libnews.umn.edu/event/dear-community-exhibit-reception/

Photos from University of Minnesota Libraries's post 03/14/2024

Happy Eras Tour Streaming Day! 💖 While you're streaming the concert film this weekend, don't forget to submit your completed challenges for the Eras Tour Winter Reading Challenge! The deadline is Tuesday, March 19 at 10pm. You can tag us () in a photo, or send us an email at [email protected] for a chance to win a Libraries T-shirt!

Thank you to everyone who has already participated! 🥰 Stay tuned for our summer reading challenge!

03/12/2024

Forget March Madness, voting is now open on the 2024 UMN Libraries “Name a Library cart” contest! 🎉 From more than 200 submissions, we have narrowed the field to 18 names. Simply, select your favorites! The name that gets the most votes will make its way onto a book cart! Voting closes at noon on Friday, March 22 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 26.

☑️Vote by following the link in bio or like the comment below with your favorite name!

03/12/2024

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Gwen Westerman at the 15th annual Pankake Poetry event in Elmer L. Andersen Library on Wednesday, April 3. The program begins at 4 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing with the author.

Dr. Gwen Nell Westerman is the first Indigenous Poet Laureate of Minnesota, and also the first person of color to be Poet Laureate. Her new poetry collection, “Songs, Blood Deep” (Holy Cow! Press, 2023), is published in English and Dakota.

This is an in-person event that will also be live streamed. Please register if you plan to attend in person or online: https://libnews.umn.edu/event/2024-pankake-poetry-event-gwen-westerman-2/

University of Minnesota Libraries The University Libraries are a strategic asset for the University of Minnesota, providing intellectu

Photos from University of Minnesota Libraries's post 03/11/2024

Minnesota is home to a large number of Latine community members, including immigrants. Since the early 1990s, the bilingual newspaper, La Prensa de Minnesota, has documented their experiences and served as a source of information for communities.

On our Lib News & Events blog, scholar Ayantu Tibeso reflects on “La Prensa de Minnesota,” a newly available collection in the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA). The collection includes copies of the newspaper, as well as photographic prints or negatives of local, national, and international people and events.

Read Tibeso's full blog post: https://libnews.umn.edu/2024/02/a-reflection-piece-on-la-prensa-de-minnesota-a-newly-available-collection-in-the-immigration-history-research-center-archives/

See the collection guide: https://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/6/resources/9995

03/10/2024

Spring break is over…😭😭😭 Have homework to catch up on? Walter Library is open until midnight tonight (Sunday 3/10) just for you! Find a quiet place where you can be productive surrounded by other Gophers trying to get caught up! Misery loves company (at the Library)!

Tip: Make a plan for a free campus safe walk to your residence hall, bus, apartment or car after you are done studying! Available 24/7 from 612-624-WALK or try the Rave Guardian Campus Safety App.

🌙 .student.events

Piecing together the lives of formerly enslaved people - UMN Libraries News & Events 03/08/2024

When Michaela Day first encountered the Ex-Slave Narratives from Coahoma County, Mississippi, she was awestruck and quickly felt driven to examine and uplift these narratives. Now she's making that information available to their descendants.

“I felt this great sense of responsibility to be a caretaker for their stories, and to try to flesh out their lives,” Day said. “For me to be able to piece families back together, it feels like something worth doing."

Piecing together the lives of formerly enslaved people - UMN Libraries News & Events When Michaela Day went to elementary school in the late 1980s, she saw a few omissions in her history textbooks. Despite her age, she noticed that African-American history was seemingly curated by and for white men. “I was that kid who would bring obscure books to class to combat the lies my teach...

03/08/2024

Spring has sprung at the Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska with displays from the Spring Flower show! Visit arb.umn.edu or lib.umn.edu/spaces/ahl for details! 🌼🌺🌸

03/07/2024

Got some big due dates coming up? Not sure how to stay on track and motivated? Try the assignment calculator! Go to lib.umn.edu/services/ac then type in your due date for a research paper, lab report or speech. Get a breakdown of the major research and writing steps and the dates by which you should try to get them done with links to help along the way. Add dates to your calendar. This tool was developed with UMN Center for Writing Student Writing Support.



.student.events .writingstudies g

03/06/2024

The Libraries' Enhancing Quality Staff (EQS) symposium is back, and we want to hear from you! We are currently seeking presentation proposals for this year's symposium, which will take place on May 30.

For those who have yet to attend, EQS provides a forum for library paraprofessional and support staff to learn about a range of timely professional topics, share ideas and experiences with peers, enhance skills with continuing education, and work toward personal well being. Topics from years past include everything from grant proposal development to container gardening. This is a great opportunity to present your research or another topic you are engaging in, and add to your CV or resume!

Learn more and submit your proposal by March 29! https://libnews.umn.edu/enhancing-quality-staff-eqs-symposium-2024/

03/02/2024

Staying on campus for spring break? Want to catch up on homework? Need to print? Ready for research? Working on writing a paper? Your dissertation or thesis? Want to relax and read a fun book or watch a movie? We are OPEN for spring break! We have a spot for you. Check lib.umn.edu for all hours and locations! See you soon!

Our website lib.umn.edu is ready for any of your research needs — finding high-quality online journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Did you know we have streaming documentaries? Yes! Streaming music? Yes! Online books? Yes! Our librarians will be ready to answer any questions with our 24/7 chat with a librarian service, too!

Wilson Library Hours:
Sat 3/2: noon-6pm
Sun 3/3: noon-6pm
Mon 3/4-Thurs 3/7: 8am-8pm
Fri 3/8: 8am-6pm
Sat 3/9: noon-6pm
Sun 3/10: noon-10pm

Walter Library Hours:
Sat 3/2: noon-6pm
Sun 3/3: noon-6pm
Mon 3/4-Thurs 3/7: 8am-8pm
Fri 3/8: 8am-6pm
Sat 3/9: noon-6pm
Sun 3/10: 10am-midnight

Health Sciences Library Hours
Sat 3/2: noon-6pm
Sun 3/3: noon-6pm
Mon 3/4-Thurs 3/7: 8am-8pm
Fri 3/8: 8am-6pm
Sat 3/9: noon-6pm
Sun 3/10: noon-9pm

Magrath Library Hours [Note: Extended study area is open. Check lib.umn.edu for details]
Sat 3/2: closed
Sun 3/3: closed
Mon 3/4-Thurs 3/7: 8am-6pm
Fri 3/8: 8am-6pm
Sat 3/9: closed
Sun 3/10: closed

.student.events .writingstudies

03/01/2024

Spring Break is here! 😀 Time to hit the books...fun books that is! Fun magazines! Audiobooks! 🎧 Try a *new* way to read ebooks, magazines, and listen to audiobooks. Read! Relax! Recharge!

Download the Libby app .app today on your phone, ipad or device, login with your UMN email and READ! 📖 Go to z.umn.edu/funreading for more details. Plus, you can enjoy offline reading, reading on a kindle, listening on Apple Carplay or Android Auto and more. Your loans, holds, and wish list will be waiting for you in Libby.

Sample of fun books:
📕 Bride by Ali Hazelwood
📕 One Summer in Savannah by Terah Shelton Harris
📕 The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai

Sample of fun magazines (5000+):
✔️ New Yorker
✔️ Vanity Fair
✔️ Rolling Stone 🎶
✔️ Mother Earth News 🌱
✔️ HGTV magazine

03/01/2024

"Press Start!" is a symposia series that aims to bring together ludomusicology scholars, video game music industry professionals, and those interested in video game music and video game music history. The symposia series includes "Play Again?": An Online Mini-Symposium, which will be hosted this year by the Libraries on May 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CST.

Interested in presenting? It's not too late to submit a proposal! This year's theme will be "Horror in video game music and sound." Submit by March 18! https://libnews.umn.edu/event/play-again-an-online-mini-symposium-2024/

Holodomor: Film screening and panel discussion - UMN Libraries News & Events 02/29/2024

Join us at Andersen Library on March 19 for a screening of “Holodomor: Minnesota Memories of Genocide in Ukraine,” a new documentary short from first-time director Zina Gutmanis that explores how traumatic memories of genocide are preserved and transmitted within families and communities, and across borders and generations. During her research, Gutmanis accessed materials from the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA).

This free event includes a screening, panel presentation, and an audience Q&A. Please register if you plan to attend.

Holodomor: Film screening and panel discussion - UMN Libraries News & Events Join us on Tuesday, March 19 at noon for Treasures of the IHRCA's Ukrainian American collections and the making of a documentary. The event includes a documentary film screening and panel discussion with the director. “Holodomor: Minnesota Memories of Genocide in Ukraine” by first-time director ...

Graywolf Press celebrates 50 years of publishing wild literature 02/28/2024

Graywolf Press is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Check out this story from MPR News, which spotlights the Minnesota-based indie press — and don't forget to check out “Graywolf at 50: First Drafts and Next Pages,” on view at the Andersen Library through May 17!

Graywolf Press celebrates 50 years of publishing wild literature Graywolf Press, a notable independent publisher based in Minneapolis, is celebrating its 50th anniversary, marking a significant milestone for the small but influential nonprofit organization.

The Libraries unveils one of the largest public human rights archives - UMN Libraries News & Events 02/28/2024

The UMN Libraries now has one of the largest human rights archives at a public university, and it’s already helping researchers, educators, and human rights advocates across the globe. ⁠

“With everything that’s happening in the world, if we can highlight aspects of the history of human rights, maybe that provides us an opportunity to learn what not to do in the future,” said Kris Kiesling, director of the Archives and Special Collections.

The Libraries unveils one of the largest public human rights archives - UMN Libraries News & Events The University of Minnesota now has one of the largest human rights archives at a public university, and it's already helping researchers, educators, and human rights advocates across the globe. “With everything that's happening in the world, if we can highlight aspects of the history of human rig...

02/28/2024

Impressive use of white boards recently at Wilson library! Seriously! Impressive!

02/27/2024

To all the Gophers who are getting it DONE this week…we see you! Good luck! Spring break is almost here! Walter is open from 8am until midnight to help! Or Wilson until 10pm! Or Health Sciences and Magrath until 9pm!

World's Largest Sherlock Holmes Collection, world record in Minneapolis, Minnesota 02/22/2024

Did you know that the Libraries is home to the world's largest gathering of material related to Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? The collection and its curator, Tim Johnson, are highlighted in a recent post by the World Record Academy.

World's Largest Sherlock Holmes Collection, world record in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States--The University of Minnesota's Sherlock Holmes Collections (curator Tim Johnson), contains more than 60,000 items related to Sherlock Holmes and the fictional detective’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; established by the acquisition and donation of several s...

Photos from University of Minnesota Libraries's post 02/21/2024

Got midterms? Got homework to catch up on? We have a spot for you to get stuff done! Try one of our 10 libraries on campus! Visit lib.umn.edu for hours!

02/20/2024

Did you know that, on the first Friday of each month, you can join the Libraries to learn about new topics related to archival history?

This year, we're celebrating the written materials that form the backbone of our archives. On Friday, March 1, hear presentations on the mail in the Social Welfare History Archives and merchant correspondence found in the James Ford Bell Library. Puzzle lovers will even have a chance to translate coded messages from vice investigations.

Whether you're interested in history or just hoping to learn more about our archives, this is the perfect event for you! Registration is free. Come early and stay late for a catered lunch and a tour of our archival caverns.

https://libnews.umn.edu/event/first-fridays-trading-letters/

02/19/2024

Join the UMN Libraries at the Book Bash on Weds, Feb 28 from 12-1:15pm at the Carlson Atrium on West Bank.

In collaboration with imaginewecould.com students, enjoy fun events, giveaways, and the energy and motivation to put down the screens and pick up the page. Explore a wide selection of books from fiction to nonfiction and everything in between. Learn about the Libby app for fun reading and audio books.

Whether you plan on going to the beach 🏝️ or cozying up next to the fireplace ☕️, we have your perfect spring break reads. Mark your calendars and discover your next literary adventure! 📖

Activities include:
📚 Give a book, get a snack
📚 Book Recommendations
📚 Meet & Greet with librarians
📚 Book exchange (bring a book – take a book)
📚 Bookmark making and more

Everyone is welcome! Free!

Photos from University of Minnesota Libraries's post 02/18/2024

Taking pictures of Walter Library and campus on a snowy night never gets old…especially this winter and especially on a Valentine’s Day with record setting snowfall! ♥️

Find your long, tan, and handsome date at the Libraries for Valentine's Day - UMN Libraries News & Events 02/16/2024

It’s Valentine’s Day, and your home is dimly lit with candles. There’s a warm bath waiting in the bathroom. But first there’s your date, firm and sturdy, tucked into a tan jacket. You take off the sleeve to find … your blind date with a book!

Jaime Zolik, a third-year doctoral student, set up her blind date with a "dark fantasy" book this week.

“It’s really intriguing to force myself to read something given to me that I don’t quite know what it is yet,” Zolik said.

There’s still time to check out your blind date. Stop by Wilson, Walter, Magrath, and the Health Science Libraries before the books run out!

Find your long, tan, and handsome date at the Libraries for Valentine's Day - UMN Libraries News & Events It’s Valentine’s Day, and your home is dimly lit with candles. You’ve just finished a romantic, homemade dinner. There’s a warm bath waiting in the bathroom. But first there’s your date, firm and sturdy, tucked into a tan jacket. You take off the sleeve to find … your blind date with a b...

02/16/2024

Look who was at Wilson Library for PAWS today…Morris!!! Morris () and the other animals gave some much needed stress relief to Gophers busy with midterms!

Add these dates to your calendar for when PAWS returns to Wilson Library(West Bank):

😻 Thurs, February 29 (11:30-1:30)
🐈 Thurs, March 21 (11:30-1:30)
😺Thurs, April 4 (11:30-1:30)
🐶 Thurs, April 25 (11:30-1:30)
🐰 Thurs, May 2 (11:30-1:30

All are welcome!! Free! Bring a friend! Study break!





Boynton Health’s PAWS program provides Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI) with registered therapy animals — including dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens — and a licensed clinical social worker staffs each session.

02/15/2024

Graywolf Press is turning 50! Join us on Feb. 29 to celebrate one of the nation's leading independent publishers, as well as the writers, editors, and staff whose work has contributed to this Twin Cities literary institution. This event features a program with Carmen Giménez, Director and Publisher; Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor and Director of Poetry; author Roy G. Guzmán; and poet Jim Moore. Guests will enjoy refreshments and have a chance to explore the exhibit “Graywolf at 50: First Drafts and Next Pages.”

Learn more and register: https://libnews.umn.edu/event/graywolf-press-50th-anniversary-exhibit-reception/

02/15/2024

Happy snowy Valentine’s Day! ❄️ 💕

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college in Minneapolis?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Videos (show all)

Yeah! Yeah! Blind Date with a book is HERE!! Visit participating libraries and find the display of books. Read the descr...
RTB-MidnightLibrary
Happy New Year from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Wishing you the best in 2024! #UMNproud[Transcript] Hello Fri...
Secrets of the Archives: A 1493 letter from Christopher Columbus
Saving students money on textbooks
And just like that, the 2023 Twin Cities Book Festival is a wrap! Thanks to all those who stopped by the Libraries’ tabl...
In this episode of "Secrets of the Archives," Kate Dietrick and host Tim Johnson discuss a recent acquisition at the Uni...
‘The Golden Enclaves’ reviewed on Read This Book!
Groot had a great time talking libraries with future Gophers at the Sneak Preview today in the Union! We talked about th...
Read This Book: The Vinyl Detective by Andrew Cartmel
‘The Vinyl Detective’ reviewed on Read This Book!
Getting into the groove of summer? ☀️ For those not taking summer classes…anyone missing studying at the libraries yet??...

Location

Telephone

Address


309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN
55455
Other Colleges & Universities in Minneapolis (show all)
University Lutheran Chapel University Lutheran Chapel
316 10th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, 55414

ULC is a confessional, liturgical, Lutheran congregation serving the students of the University of Mi

University of Minnesota School of Public Health University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Minneapolis

The U of M School of Public Health is one of the top public health schools in the nation.

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
321 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455

A recognized leader in business education and research.

College of Education and Human Development  UMN College of Education and Human Development UMN
104 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, 55455

For over 100 years, our college has had a deep and historic impact on society. We are the 3rd largest college at the U of MN.

Augsburg University Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, 55454

Augsburg University is a quality liberal arts institution set in the heart of a great metropolitan center. Augsburg continues to send out graduates who make a difference where they live and work.

Dunwoody College of Technology Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Boulevard
Minneapolis, 55403

Come determined. Graduate destined. The official page of Dunwoody College of Technology.

UMN College of Pharmacy UMN College of Pharmacy
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, 55455

The college offers top-ranked programs in occupational therapy (TC and Rochester campuses), medical laboratory science (TC campus) and pharmacy (Duluth and TC campuses).

Bethany Global University Bethany Global University
6820 Auto Club Road
Minneapolis, 55438

Leading and serving the missions movement. Historic training college near Minneapolis. https://bethanygu.edu

Augsburg University Alumni Augsburg University Alumni
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, 55454

The Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations exists to involve, enrich, and support the alumni, parents, and friends of Augsburg.

UMN Family Medicine and Community Health UMN Family Medicine and Community Health
6-240 Phillips-Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, 55455

Working to transform and renew family medicine through education, research, and patient care

Mathematics Library, University of Minnesota Mathematics Library, University of Minnesota
310 Vincent Hall, 206 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, 55455

North Star STEM Alliance - University of Minnesota Twin Cities (LSAMP) North Star STEM Alliance - University of Minnesota Twin Cities (LSAMP)
160 Appleby Hall
Minneapolis, 55455

The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance is an 18-member alliance among Minnesota colleges and comm