Itasca Biological Station Library Off-campus

The library at the Itasca Biological Station contains books, maps, and other resources that support the students and researchers studying at the station.

Visit the Itasca Biological Station Library

Masks required. Follow safety protocols.

This library is in the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories Campus Center, on the eastern shore of Lake Itasca.

Visit the College of Biological Sciences department for directions, or information about lodging and facilities.

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The library at the Itasca Biological Station is a branch of the University of Minnesota Libraries, most closely connected to Magrath Library and the Natural Resources Library on the St. Paul campus.

The books, maps, theses, dissertations, and other materials cover topics addressed by students and researchers working at Itasca.

All electronic resources such as journals and books that available from the University Libraries may be accessed at the Itasca library as well.

Search the Itasca Biological Station collections

Article indexes by subject Select a guide that is useful for your research topic or your course. Each guide has links to article databases and library research tools.


Search databases of works and theses published by Itasca faculty and students. Many are freely available in full text.

Historical Itasca photographs

Lake Itasca Forestry and Biological Station. Itasca Park
Lake Itasca Forestry and Biological Station. Itasca Park, 1929. University of Minnesota Libraries, University Archives.

Explore archival images from our collections in UMedia.

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Book delivery request

Students and researchers at the Itasca Biological Station are welcome to request books to be delivered to them via mail. This includes books that are owned at any University of Minnesota Library or at other libraries.

To order a book:

  1. Go to Interlibrary Loan, and sign in with your U of M ID and password.  
  2. Under "Submit new request," select Book and fill in as much information as you can.
  3. In the Notes field, put "Deliver to Itasca Biological Station."

A pre-paid return envelope will be included with your book.

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