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Why use the Libraries?

It is good for you and your GPA! We studied it and found that students who use the U Libraries are correlated to have higher average GPAs and are more likely to graduate in fours years than those who do not. 

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Get supplies - Find the stuff you need for your courses.


Save money with the Libraries! Find books on course reserve and borrow textbooks from the Libraries.

Libraries website and resources

Chat with a librarian 24/7, find books, articles, statistics, data, and MORE!


Want to try out a 3D printer, sewing machine, or vinyl cutter but not sure where to start? Visit the new prototyping lab in Walter Library.

Study space finder

Locate the ideal space for group or solo work, on any campus, at any time.

Charger kits

Charge up your phone, tablet, or laptop with a charging kit from Walter, Wilson, Magrath, or Bio-Med.


Check-out media equipment (cameras, microphones, tripods, etc.) and get help with using media equipment and software.
smartmedia@umn.edu / Wilson, Walter, and Magrath Libraries


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Send for reinforcements - Get peer help with coursework.

SMART Learning Commons and MCAE (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence)

One-on-one and small group tutoring for gateway courses such as mathematics, sciences, statistics, economics, writing, and library research.

smartlc@umn.edu / Wilson, Walter, and Magrath Libraries
mcae@umn.edu / 612.624.6386 / 140 Appleby Hall

Department tutors

There may be tutors assigned for your course or college. Ask your Instructor or TA.

Peer Research Consultants

Help with gathering and organizing information for papers and projects.
ampala@umn.edu / 612.624.0365

Writing Center

Online and in-person consultations can help you develop good writing habits and revision strategies.
612.625.1893 / 15 Nicholson Hall or 9 Appleby Hall

Student English Language Support (SELS)

One-on-one assistance to improve English language skills (speaking, presenting, grammar, listening, reading and pronunciation).
esl@umn.edu / 612.624.1503 / Nicholson Hall and Walter SMART

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Help maintaining visas and non-immigrant status paperwork, academic and personal counseling for international students. ISSS has also put together a list of academic resources tailored to International students.
isss@umn.edu / 612.626.7100 / 190 Hubert H. Humphrey School


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Learn survival skills - Use online and in-person resources to develop technology, research, and life skills.

Effective U

Brief tutorials to help you manage your time, manage stress, and improve your note-taking and test-taking skills.

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

Help with achieving balance and skill development in areas that impact academic performance such as: active learning, self awareness, study skills, life balance, and campus engagement.


Online tutorials to develop levels of expertise with a variety of software and technology. There are also tutorials in things like project management and marketing.

Library tutorials and workshops

Learn how to efficiently locate, evaluate, and use information found on the web or in library resources. Workshops on using citation managers and creating good presentations are also available.

Student Technology Peer Tutoring

Technology peer tutoring is available for Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop), Matlab, and presentation software (Google presentations, Keynote, PowerPoint & Prezi).

help@umn.edu / 612.301.4357

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Stay calm - Manage stress and take care of your health.


Provides by appointment services for primary care, dental care, eye care, mental health, physical therapy, and more. There are also no appointment needed services like Urgent Care and Gopher Quick-Clinic.
612.625.8400 / 410 Church St. S.E.


Spend some time with a therapy dog, rabbit, or chicken to pet away worry and stress.
Twitter - @TherapyChicken / Instagram #BoyntonPAWS


Activities and support offered by the UMN Libraries during finals week. Sometimes taking the form of coffee, snacks, and stress relieving activities such as coloring and visits from PAWS.

24/7 finals week hours

The week before finals and finals week Walter, Wilson, and Bio-Med Libraries are open 24/7.

Please contact Kate Peterson (katep@umn.edu) with any questions.