About Us

Hours may differ and services may be provided remotely due to COVID-19.

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.

  • Weekday Coon Rapids Cambridge
    Monday 7:30am - 6pm Noon - 4pm
    Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm 9am - 4pm
    Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm 9am - 5pm 
    Thursday 7:30am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
    Friday 7:30am - 4pm 9am - 3pm
    Saturday CLOSED CLOSED

     Closed on holidays and days when classes are not in session

  • Library Database Access

    With Star-ID and password from off campus, library transactions and databases are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


    • Anoka-Ramsey Community College ID card (with barcode) is required
    • Loan period for most material is typically 21 days; excluding reserve items and interlibrary loan items.
    • Two renewals allowed to students
    • $5 processing fee for each item 10 or more days overdue
    • $35 replacement charge for most items that have been lost or damaged; specific items may have a higher replacement charge.
    • $25 fee for Business Office billing process and recovery costs

    How Do I Renew Library Material Online?

    For students, the libraries will automatically renew circulating materials two times beyond the initial checkout, excluding reserve items and interlibrary loan items, unless another person has requested them. Should you wish to renew them yourself, please:

    1. From the library website, click the My Library Account button.
    2. Click the StarID login option.
    3. At login prompt, use your StarID and password to log in.
    4. Once logged in, click on the dropdown arrow next to your name (in the top right corner). Click on My Loans. Use the Renew link to renew each item.
    5. Make note of your next due date.
    6. If you have questions, please call the library:
      Cambridge Campus: 763- 433-1950
      Coon Rapids Campus: 763-433-1150

    Is the library open to the public?

    Yes, while our primary mission is to serve Anoka-Ramsey students and staff, we also serve the community.  With proper identification, community patrons who are at least 18 years old may obtain a "community" card and borrow circulating materials.

    May periodicals be checked out from the library?

    Periodicals may now be checked out from the Coon Rapids Campus Library - 3 weeks for students and 1 semester for faculty and staff.

    Will I be fined if my books are overdue?

    There is a $5 processing fee for each item ten (10) or more days overdue.

    How many items are in the library collection?

    The Cambridge Library has approximately 30,000 items, and the Coon Rapids Library has approximately 45,000 items.

    Do you have a question not answered here?

    If you have additional questions, please call your home library:
    Cambridge Campus: 763- 433-1950.
    Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150.

  • The ARCC Libraries wish to provide a friendly and welcoming place for quiet and group study, research, and learning. As such, we request that library users act responsibly and thoughtfully when consuming food and drinks and clean up after themselves. Trash and recycling containers are available throughout the library for your convenience. We respectfully request that you observe the following guidelines:

    • Drinks in covered, spill-proof containers are permitted.
    • Snack-size foods and foods without a strong smell are permitted.
    • Full meals should be consumed outside the library premises.
    • Food and drink of any kind is not permitted near library computers.

Supplementary Information

  • Contact the Library

    Coon Rapids 763-433-1150
    Cambridge 763-433-1950

    Email the Library
    Book an Appointment
    (not available over summer)

    Library Hours

    Faculty Librarians

    Gina Pancerella-Willis 
    Coon Rapids
    MS, Drexel University
    BA, Franklin and Marshall College

    Barbara Lynn 
    Coon Rapids
    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, Mount Mary College

    Juliana Boner
    MLIS, Dominican University
    BA, St. Catherine University

    Library Staff

    TJ Guiney
    Coon Rapids
    MLIS, St. Catherine University

    Sara Carman
    MLIS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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