Due to COVID-19, we will only accept applications for borrowing privileges from unregistered UMN students. Friends of the Libraries and special borrowers do not currently have access to our facilities or databases. If you have concerns, please contact libborrowing@umn.edu.

Special borrowing privileges may be obtained if a member of one of the categories listed below. Eligible candidates should submit a completed special borrower's application and a copy of required documentation (as indicated) to the Libraries borrowing privileges office (see address right).

Special borrowing privileges include:

  • 50 check-out limit
  • Up to 3 months loan period
  • Recall privileges
  • Get It book delivery privileges
  • On-site access (using University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries workstations) to e-resources and databases is available for special privileges borrowers, but not remote access.