Frequently Asked Questions
Can Friends of the Library check out books or use interlibrary loan services?
Members of the Friends of the Library can obtain library borrowing privileges through their membership. Unfortunately, University Libraries' interlibrary loan services (borrowing from other institutions materials that are not owned at the University) are reserved for University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus students, faculty, and staff only. This restriction is largely based on the extraordinary costs of providing these services.
Details on how Members of the Friends of the Library can obtain library borrowing privileges through their membership are provided through the Friend's web site and other contact points:
Phone: (612) 624-8207
Fax: (612) 626-9353 (Attn: Friends of the Library)
Friends of the Library
499 Wilson Library
309 Nineteenth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Please also remember that members of the Friends of the Library, along with the general public, are welcome to use the University Libraries' collections, most databases, and most facilities on-site. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries.