Library

Library

About Us

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 - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday 7:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday 7:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday 7:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm Closed
    Sunday Closed Closed

     

    Closed Holidays and some non-class days

  • Library Database Access

    With a Star-ID/password and student ID card/password, library transactions and databases are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

    How Do I Renew Library Material Online?

    1. From the library website, under Books, click MnPALS.
    2. At the top of the MnPALS page click Your Borrowing Record.
    3. At login prompt, enter your 14-digit barcode number from the reverse side of your Anoka-Ramsey ID card and your last name as password.
    4. Once logged in, at your User Information Page (your borrowing record), next to loans, click the number indicating how many items you have checked out.
    5. From the list of items, click the number to the left of the item you want to renew.
    6. Under the details for that item, click Renew.
    7. Make note of your next due date.
    8. If you have questions, please call your home 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?

    In general, periodicals remain in the library. However, with authorization from library staff, Anoka-Ramsey faculty and staff may check them out for a limited time.

    Will I be fined if my books are overdue?

    There is a $10 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.

  • Policies

    • 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

    Renew Materials

    1. From the library website, under Books, click MnPALS Classic.
    2. At the top of the MnPALS page click Your Borrowing Record.
    3. At login prompt, enter your 14-digit barcode number from the reverse side of your Anoka-Ramsey ID card. Use your last name for the password.
    4. Once logged in, at your User Information Page (your borrowing record), next to loans, click the number, which indicates how many items you have checked out.
    5. From the list of items, click the number to the left of the item you want to renew.
    6. Under the details for that item, click Renew.
    7. Make note of your next due date.
    8. If you have 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.
  • Shelf-reading Volunteer Wanted!

    The Coon Rapids campus library is seeking a knowledgeable volunteer to help shelf-read our library collection. The schedule is very flexible—you may volunteer any time the library is open (please see hours below).

    Fall Hours (August 21st - December 15th)

    Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Sunday Closed
    Holidays Closed

    Tasks:

    • Shelf-read library shelves to ensure library materials are in the correct order
    • Tighten up bookshelves and re-shelve stray books
    • Wipe down open shelving to get rid of dust or spills
    • Use a feather-duster to dust the tops of books

    Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of Library of Congress call numbers and shelving
    • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, and occasionally stand on step stools to reach higher shelves when necessary
    • Ability to tolerate a light amount of dust from some shelves and books

    Please contact Candice Young for more information or to volunteer.

Supplementary Information

  • Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150

    Faculty Librarians

    AL MAMARIL

    MLIS, MEd, BA University of Hawaii
    Instruction, Reference, Systems
    Student Workers
    Office L216 | 763-433-1552

    GINA PANCERELLA-WILLIS

    MS, Drexel University
    BA, Franklin and Marshall College
    Instruction, Reference
    Acquisitions, Periodicals
    Office L217 | 763-433-1197

    BARBARA SANDARIN

    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, Mount Mary College
    Instruction, Reference
    Information Literacy
    Office L214B | 763-433-1466

    Library Staff

    CANDICE YOUNG

    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, University of Minnesota
    AA, North Hennepin Community College
    Circulation, Reserve
    Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging
    Office L209 | 763-433-1125

  • Cambridge Campus 763-433-1950

    Faculty Librarian

    JULIANA BONER

    MLIS, Dominican University
    BA, St. Catherine University
    Instruction, Reference
    Acquisitions, Cataloging

    Office D116 | 763-433-1358

    Library Staff

    MARTHA MUEHLHAUSER

    BA, University of Minnesota
    Circulation, Reserve, ILL
    Office D117 | 763-433-1875

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