You will need to be currently registered at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and have an UCard in order to check out materials from the Libraries. Find out more about obtaining an UCard.
As a U of M, TC graduate student, you are able to take advantage of many library services:
Note: Students who are registered for spring term will have access during summer term, even if they are not registered during the summer.
To find out more about borrowing materials go to the Services webpage.
Currently enrolled U of M TC students can connect to the Internet using laptops at all of the libraries in the University of Minnesota Library system. To read more about wireless access in campus buildings, visit their wireless site.
For additional assistance with setting up your laptop for wireless connections, call the NTS Technical Assistance Center at 5-0006. Technical questions about wireless should be directed to the OIT help desk at 1-HELP.
Note: In general, because of interference from metal bookshelves, wireless signals do not reach the building?s outer walls where carrels are located, and work best in the central open study spaces. You will also be able to connect your laptop at the campus Internet kiosks that have an ether jack port.Back to Top
Libraries to U is a fee based service that provides access to University of Minnesota library materials. Their staff will check out books or photocopy articles and deliver them to you on or off campus locations for a fee.
You can use either your UCard or a Gopher Gold card to print at most of the campus libraries. Use a Cash-to-Card machine to add money to your UCard, or to purchase a Gopher Gold card.
To print from a library computer connect to the Uniprint network, follow these directions:
Note: Be sure to retrieve print jobs from the Uniprint system within two hours because the system deletes jobs older than two hours from its menu.
For printing instructions at the various campus libraries contact the respective library directly at http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.
Course Reserve Materials - print or electronic - are submitted to the Libraries by instructors for use by enrolled students only. Reserve materials may be found from the Services Link from the Libraries Home Page. Print materials are kept in the library and available for select periods of type, typically, two hour periods, and the electronic reserve allows instructors to have articles, syllabi, sample tests, and class notes placed online so that students can access them remotely.Back to Top
There are 24 hour drop-off points at all of the library locations. Material, with the exception of Reserve material, can be returned to any University Library.Back to Top
If you need a private, locked study area in the library, you can request one at Wilson Library. To apply, stop at Wilson Library's Circulation Desk and fill out an application. Applications must be filled out and returned to Wilson Library Circulation Desk by the first day of the semester. Carrels are assigned before the end of the first week of class. To find out whether you have been successful in reserving a carrel, stop by Wilson Circulation Desk, or call (612) 624-3321.
Note: If you are unable to request a library carrel, most libraries have unlocked, public quiet study areas. Contact the Circulation Desk of the library you plan to visit for the locations of these study areas at http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.Back to Top
This feature, found from the Library home page, allows you to manage your library loan activities. You can:
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If you are looking for additional scholarships, financial aid, or grants, the Library provides links to a selected list of opportunities.Back to Top
SMART Learning Commons are located in Magrath and Wilson Libraries. They provide research, writing, and technology support. The Commons can help you learn about tools available such as camcorders, scanners, software, flash readers, and the wireless network. The SLC staff will not create projects for you, but will help you harness the technology to create an effective end product.Back to Top
All libraries have designated quiet study areas and group study areas. Wilson Library also has a deep quiet study space on the second floor where talking, cell phones, and keyboarding are not permitted.
We hope that this booklet has helped you start your academic research. If you have additional questions, please contact us at http://infopoint.lib.umn.edu/email.phtml. We are looking forward to assisting you.Back to Top