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. There is no charge for this service.
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 21 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 $5 will be assessed for each item overdue. A replacement cost of $35 is assessed for most items damaged or not returned. A $25 fee per item may be charged by the Business Office for the time dedicated to recovering lost materials and collecting fines.
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 ID card (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.
Interlibrary loan: This service includes libraries throughout Minnesota. To request audiovisual material from interlibrary loan, the fastest and easiest way is to complete the interlibrary loan form from the borrowing record in MnPALS. Search and choose the item wanted, select (ILL) interlibrary loan, fill in the required information (the needed by date is not the show date, but the last day you can use the video, we can not guarantee a specific show date) and send the request. When the material arrives you will be contacted. The due date is determined by the lending library, some will allow renewals. Our percentage of fills from interlibrary loan is 90%.
Please allow adequate lead time to receive materials. We recommend two weeks, although, in most cases, materials arrive within one week.
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 $5 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.
Faculty can make recommendations on the purchase of print and non-print library material to support the curriculum.
The library offers course reserve services to our instructors. This entails the separate housing of course materials, selected by an instructor, for their course-attending students. Many instructors choose to provide a copy of the class text for their students to access through the reserve service if needed. The instructor will specify how long the material can be checked-out to a student. The instructor may provide their own copy of a book, or they may request to use the library’s copy. Media and some realia is also allowed to be placed on reserve.
If you are interested in placing course material on reserve in the library, please follow the directions below:
Library Reserve procedures (Coon Rapids)
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.
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.
For more information, please see our Circulation Policies and Procedures.
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