Reopening information

Masks are required in library buildings. Learn more about fall reopening.

Returning materials

Book drop locations

The University of Minnesota Libraries is now accepting returns of your checked out materials.

Patrons with items checked out from the University of Minnesota Libraries can return items, including Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items, to exterior book returns at

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Other return options

Faculty & staff can also return items through Campus Mail, if their department is being served by Campus Mail.

UMN System (Crookston, Duluth, Morris) campuses are also able to take UMN Libraries books at this time if you are near one of those locations.

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Media equipment and laptops

Patrons with SMART media equipment or CFANS/CBS laptops checked out from Magrath Library should schedule a drop off to ensure the security and safety of the items. Contact or

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Email us with any questions, or if you live outside of the seven-county metro area and can only return library materials by mail.

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