Library faculty will provide Information Literacy instruction on the MNPALs and MnLINK catalogs, and databases from EBSCO, GALE, JSTOR, PROQUEST, etc., internet, print and non-print resources.
Library faculty and staff are available to assist students with all their reference/research needs and questions.
Students may borrow books, articles, and audiovisual material from 300+ libraries throughout the state of Minnesota and neighboring state using the MnPALS and MnLINK catalog. Interlibrary loan of books is for a minimum of three weeks. Articles are photocopied and become the property of the patron. MINITEX Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) is also available for those who have an email address listed on their PALS record.
Students may borrow circulating books from the AR library for 21 days, with two renewals, unless the material is on hold for another patron. Students may borrow circulating videos for seven days, with two renewals, unless on hold for another patron. Material must be returned or renewed by the due date, or a processing fee of $10 will be assessed for each item overdue. A replacement cost of $35 is assessed for most items not returned or damaged.
Faculty place material on “reserve” in the library for students. Material is placed on Reserve during the semester for varying loan periods (i.e., Overnight, 3 day, library use only), at the discretion of the instructor. An Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids identification card or a library card is required before material can be borrowed.
Library databases are accessible from remote locations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Star-ID and Star-ID password is required to access our databases.
Our library staff are here to assist you. If you have questions, please contact your home library:
Cambridge Campus: (763) 433-1950
Coon Rapids Campus: (763) 433-1150
Library faculty will provide information literacy instruction on the MnPALS and MnLINK catalogs and databases from EBSCO, GALE, JSTOR, PROQUEST, etc., Internet, print and non-print resources. Instructors are encouraged to bring their students to the library and use its many resources (as a class or individually).
Librarians are available to assist students, faculty, and staff with their reference/research needs and questions.
Faculty, staff, and students may borrow library material from libraries throughout the state of Minnesota. Interlibrary loan of books are for a minimum of three weeks. Articles are photocopied and become the property of the patron. MINITEX Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) is also available for those who have an email address listed on their MNPALS record.
Faculty/staff may borrow videos through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) at the discretion of the lending library--request for specific dates is not guaranteed.
Faculty may borrow material from the AR library for the entire semester, with one renewal, unless the material is on hold for another patron. Material must be renewed or returned by the end of the semester or a processing fee of $10 and replacement cost, will be assessed for each item overdue.
Retired faculty and staff may check out circulating materials for six weeks, renewable once if not on hold.
Coon Rapids Faculty can make recommendations on the purchase of print and non-print library material to support the curriculum. CHOICE cards are circulated to divisions monthly to notify faculty of new titles available in their subject area. Faculty should initial the card and return it if they recommend the title for purchase. For other titles or formats, there is an “Acquisitions Request Form” available for faculty to complete.
Faculty may place material on "reserve" in the library. A "Library Reserve Request Form" must be completed. Material is placed on Reserve during the semester for varying loan periods (i.e., Overnight, 3 day, Library Use Only), at the discretion of the instructor. An Anoka-Ramsey identification card (library card) is required before material can be placed on reserve.
Library Reserve procedures (Coon Rapids)
1. Prepare material:
a. Have copies of articles made in advance.
b. Have each photocopy in a manila folder, labeled as you want it listed in our online catalog and under the heading you choose.
2. Complete the Library Reserve Request Form.
a. Have all sections filled out.
b. Photocopies of articles or book chapters cannot be added on reserve without the copyright clearance section initialed.
3. Please provide 3-5 days to have items placed on reserve.
4. All items will need to be picked up when the reserve period is over, for example, end of the semester or end of the academic year. There is also the
option of placing items on permanent reserve.
5. All reserve materials, including personal items, are subject to overdue notices, replacement/lost notices, and applicable fines.
Library databases are accessible from remote locations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Star ID and Star ID password are required to access the databases.
The Energy Pool has placed print and non-print material in the Faculty Resource Room for faculty use. There is material in the areas of Faculty Development Teaching for Thinking, Developmental Education, Classroom Research, and Writing Across the Curriculum. A table and desk is available for study and reading. A TV/VCR is available in the room for viewing audiovisual material.
We welcome alumni and community library users! While our primary mission is to serve current Anoka-Ramsey students and employees, anyone may utilize the library. In addition, Minnesota residents with a photo ID, who are at least 18, may obtain a community library card and check out circulating materials.
"Anoka-Ramsey has many great opportunities to explore your interests. When I enrolled, for example, two of my big interests were writing and theatre. I was able to take a wide range of writing classes, join the Creative Writing Club, and take part in editing the school's literary journal “The Rapids Review.” In theatre, I took several classes and acted in the school's production of “The Miser.” In each experience, I met like-minded students and knowledgeable, personable instructors who I now call friends."
"When I walked through the doors here, I knew this was the place to get started. I’ve enjoyed it here ever since. Being Hispanic I appreciate the diversity at Anoka-Ramsey. I have met people from all over the world. It’s fun to have them share their cultures with me, and to see they have the same interests as I do."
"The Cambridge Campus is not just a school, it’s a community. I got to know people of all ages from all walks of life. The facilities are nice, things are always clean and maintained, and there is always plenty of parking. EVERYONE (instructors, advisors, staff, faculty, and peers) all want you to succeed and will help in any way they can.
I was intimidated to go back to college at 24. I thought everyone would be teenagers, and that I would be the only non-traditional student. Cambridge is a small campus. That really helped with my anxieties about returning to school."