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Welcome to the award-winning University of Minnesota Libraries, one of the University’s and the state’s greatest intellectual assets.

In 2017, we won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute for Museum and Library Services — becoming only the third academic library to win the award in 23 years. We also received the 2009 Excellence in Academic Libraries award from the Association of College and Research Libraries,  a division of the American Library Association. 

Our expert librarians can connect you with the resources you need . . . from the millions of volumes held in our general collections to the treasures of our archives and special collections, from tools to enhance your productivity to programs and services to help you expand the reach of your research.

Whatever you're looking for, look to us to be your partners in learning, teaching, and research.

Wendy Pradt Lougee

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
McKnight Presidential Professor
Wendy Pradt Lougee

Wendy Pradt Lougee

Facts and Figures

Loans

1st

Loans to other research libraries

Locations

12

Research Questions

28,000+

Annual research questions answered

Serials

114,051

Total serial subscriptions

Visitors

1,865,188

Annual visitors

Volumes

7.5 million

total volumes

Web Visits

2.6 million

AY2016 web visits

Workshops

1,200

Annual workshops/classes delivered