Get help using the Libraries, and connect with experts to support your studies, teaching and research.
These core services support your work at any level, and any stage of the research process.
Meet with a librarian
Personalized, in-depth research support. This service is primarily for University of Minnesota faculty, instructors, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.
Interlibrary Loan and Digital Delivery
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Digital Delivery offers access to materials needed for course work and scholarly research, including materials not currently available within the University of Minnesota Libraries, and digital copies of articles and book chapters from our print and microform collections.
Find how to get books, equipment, and other materials, how long you can keep them, and where to return them when you're done.
The University Libraries is committed to providing equitable access to our collections, services, and facilities for all library users. Where we do not achieve accessibility, we welcome all accommodation requests.
Computers and printing
Explore resources for computers, printing, and specialty software in our libraries.
Fee-based scanning services
The Libraries provide fee-based scanning services for high quality digital scans of materials.
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Student support services
Services to help students with their studies, assignments, research, projects, and papers.
Peer Research Consultants
Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) are students trained to help you with research papers or assignments. They can also help you get started with faculty-sponsored research.
The peer tutoring program provides help with over 250 courses at no additional cost for currently-enrolled, undergraduate University of Minnesota students.
Media equipment and consultations
The Media Services team can help you with your course-assigned media project through consultations, equipment checkout, software, and drop-in help.
Learn new skills for effective and efficient library research including how to start your research, plan your research, find and cite your sources, as well as communicate your research.
The Libraries offer in-person and online workshops on a number of topics including
- library research
- citation management
- study skills
- makerspace topics
- bullet journaling and more.
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Instruction support services
Instruction support services help find quality course materials that fit your class. We can also help you integrate information literacy and research inquiry skills into your course. And we have expertise on learning the research process and using our resources and services.
Our library staff work with instructors to enhance students’ critical inquiry and research skills by providing additional support around course projects such as finding research materials, and developing critical thinking skills related to identifying, locating, and evaluating information and understanding the research life cycle
Course materials services
The Libraries have a number of ways to help instructors deliver course materials to their students including course reserves, E-text(s), articles, media, open education resources and more.
The Libraries have a range of innovation and emerging technologies spaces. We can help you integrate them into your classes for free! We’ll work with you to develop multimedia projects, creative assignments with our makerspaces, explore virtual reality content and more. Connect with us to learn what’s possible for your course.
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Research support services
Research support services provides U of M scholars and academics quick access to information and tools to plan, conduct, and disseminate their work.
Libraries experts help researchers measure, maximize, and understand the impact of their work.
Information management and scholarly identity
Get help with the collection and reuse of information and data about research and scholarly activities, and management if your scholarly identity.
Funding and grants
The Libraries help researchers connect to grants through consultation, workshops, and curated resources.
Open access research is free to any reader, anywhere in the world. It’s also free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. We help authors and editors explore their publishing options.
Research data services
The University Libraries offers data management training for individuals, lab groups, departments, and classes. We also offer regular data management workshops and bootcamps.
Subject librarians can work with individuals, research groups, and departments to advise on many aspects of reproducibility and rigor.
Systematic review and evidence synthesis
Our librarians help researchers conduct evidence syntheses. These are syntheses of all previously conducted research on a topic and represent the highest level of evidence in research. The service is available to U of M researchers.
Publishing services provides consultations about general publishing questions, and publishes a number of journals, books, dynamic scholarly serials.
Libraries staff experts consult throughout the University and provide training on topics related to copyright and intellectual property in research, teaching, publishing, and other creative contexts.
Data Repository for the University of Minnesota
The Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM) is a place for U of M students, staff, and faculty to share, publish, and preserve your digital data for long-term access and future use.
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K-12 support services
Information and resources for middle and high school students participating in U of M programs.
Learn how the Libraries help History Day students connect to librarians and resources for their projects.
College in the Schools guide
Find links, resources and services for library and research support for the College in the Schools students and teachers.
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