The University of Minnesota Libraries are happy to welcome you to campus and to our incredible resources for history research. Wilson Library is open to visits from the public during hours of operation. Visitors are free to use our catalog, read our books, and work with government documents, microfilm, and microfiche. Non-students cannot borrow books. They may, however, make photocopies or scan.  Bring a jump drive to save your scan or some machines will allow you to send a scan to an email address.  The University subscribes to many databases that provide useful primary and secondary sources for History Day students.

Visitors may obtain computer and database access by applying for a temporary visitor's pass during their visit. To obtain a pass, present a government-issued photo ID (or a school ID if underage) and fill out the necessary paperwork at the Reference Desk, located on the 1st floor near the library entrance.


Please email for additional information on History day.


Useful Links

National History Day in Minnesota


National History Day


Minnesota Historical Society