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Coon Rapids Library

Library Hours

Academic Year

Monday - Thursday
   7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Closed Sunday & Holidays


Welcome to the Coon Rapids Campus Library. Our circulation desk is staffed with student workers who can assist you with book loans and general inquiries.  For research assistance, or instruction, please contact one of your faculty librarians (Al, Gina, or Barbara).

Mission Statement 

As an integral part of the educational process, the mission is to provide curriculum resources and access to broader materials and instruction about a variety of learning resources.

Introduction to Library Research

Research Guides
Information Literacy Tutorial 

Citation Guides
Assignment Calculator 

Find Books

MnPALS Classic (Instructions)
MnPALS Plus (Instructions)

MnLINK Gateway - Library Catalog


ARTSTOR: Art images
BREPOLIS:  International Medieval Bibliography--(on-campus use only)--Brepolis Guide
CQ Researcher:  Comprehensive Reports and Analysis - Controversial Issues
eHRAF:  Articles - World Cultures
EBSCO:  Articles - Academic, Alt HealthWatch, Art, Business, CINAHL, E-Books, PsycArticles, etc.
         Points of View: (Ebsco)
         Student Research Center: (Ebsco)
FILMS ON DEMAND: Do not view from library computers
GALE:  Articles - Academic, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, etc.
GROVE MUSIC ONLINE:  Articles and Biographies
JSTOR:  Articles - Arts & Sciences and Music Collection
PROQUEST:  Articles - American and International Newspapers 

Database Tutorials

CINAHL Tutorial
EBSCO Journal Searching Tutorial
EBSCO: E-Book Downloading Tutorial
EBSCO: E-Book Searching Tutorial
GALE: Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial
JSTOR Tutorial


Annual Review of Psychology
Journal of Chemical Education
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
Journal of Sport Management (on-campus use only)
Sociology of Sport Journal (on-campus use only)
The Sport Psychologist (on-campus use only)

Other Resources


Minnesota Statutes


National Library of Medicine

Federal Digital System

Rural Minnesota

Global Climate Change


Khan Academy (Subject Tutorials)

Statistical Abstracts

MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW)

United Nations Demographic Yearbook

Minnesota Compass

United Nations Statistical Yearbook

Minnesota Court Forms 


Minnesota Legislative Manual

U.S. Census: American Factfinder

Minnesota Northstar

White House


Pathfinders are concise guides by your librarians that will help you locate some of the best sources:
Art Nursing
Earth Day Nutrition and Wellness
Film Resources Women In American Culture
Literary Criticism Women In A Global Perspective
Minnesota Research



Loan Policy

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College ID or library card is required
  • Loan period for most material is 21 days
  • Two renewals allowed to students
  • $10 processing fee for each item 10 or more days overdue
  • $35 replacement charge for each item lost or damaged


    Coon Rapids Library

    Al Mamaril
    Library Faculty
    BA, MEd, MLIS
    University of Hawaii
    Instruction, Reference, Systems, Student Workers
    Office: L216; 763-433-1552

    Gina Pancerella-Willis
    Library Faculty
    BA, Franklin and Marshall College
    MS, Drexel University
    Instruction, Reference, Acquisitions, Periodicals
    Office: L217;

    Barbara Sandarin
    Library Faculty
    BA, Mount Mary College
    MLIS, College of St. Catherine
    Instruction, Reference, Information Literacy, Cataloging
    Office: L214A;

    Ruth Martin
    Library Technician

    BS, Bemidji State University
    Circulation, Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging
    Office: L209;