Library

Library

Library Services

Hours may differ and services are adjusted due to COVID-19.

  • INFORMATION LITERACY Instruction

    Library faculty will provide Information Literacy instruction on the Library Search and MnLINK catalogs, and databases from EBSCO, GALE, JSTOR, PROQUEST, etc., internet, print and non-print resources.

    Reference

    Library faculty and staff are available to assist students with all their reference/research needs and questions.

    Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

    Students may borrow books, articles, and audiovisual material from 300+ libraries throughout the state of Minnesota and neighboring state using the Library Search 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.

    If you have items checked out from non-ARCC libraries through ILL (interlibrary loan) and need to renew them beyond their current due date, please follow these steps:
    1. Go to http://www.anokaramsey.edu/resources/library/
    2. Click the My Library Account button.
    3. Click the StarID login option.
    4. At login prompt, use your StarID and password to log in.
    5. Once logged in, click on the dropdown arrow next to your name.
    6. Click on My Loans. Use the Renew link to renew each item.
    7. Check back in a few days for the lending library's response.
    8. Contact us with any questions about this process.

    Student Loan Period

    Students may borrow circulating books from the library for 21 days. 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. 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.

    Reserve Material

    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.

    Virtual Library Access

    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.

    Library Staff at your Service

    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

     

  • INFORMATION LITERACY Instruction

    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).

    Reference

    Librarians are available to assist students, faculty, and staff with their reference/research needs and questions.

    Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

    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.

    If you have items checked out from non-ARCC libraries through ILL (interlibrary loan) and need to renew them beyond their current due date, please follow these steps:
    1. Go to http://www.anokaramsey.edu/resources/library/
    2. Click the My Library Account button.
    3. Click the StarID login option.
    4. At login prompt, use your StarID and password to log in.
    5. Once logged in, click on the dropdown arrow next to your name.
    6. Click on My Loans. Use the Renew link to renew each item.
    7. Check back in a few days for the lending library's response.
    8. Contact us with any questions about this process.

    Audiovisual

    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 Loan Period

    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.

    Retirees

    Retired faculty and staff may check out circulating materials for six weeks, renewable once if not on hold.

    Purchase of Library Material

    Faculty can make recommendations on the purchase of print and non-print library material to support the curriculum.

    Reserve Material

    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)

    1. Please fill out and save the Reserve Request Form. Email the completed form to arcc.library@anokaramsey.edu. Photocopies of articles or book chapters cannot be added on reserve without having the copyright clearance completed.
    2. You will need to provide details about your reserve item(s) to library staff, including course name and number, duration of check out, etc. Please allow 2-4 days to have items processed for student access. Library staff may contact you if there are any questions regarding your course reserve items.  
    3. If an instructor would like to modify the existing check-out period of a reserve item for a particular student, the instructor must contact library staff/faculty to confirm this. 
    4. All reserve materials, including personal items, are subject to overdue notices, replacement/lost notices, and applicable fines.
    5. When you no longer need material on reserve, please notify library staff and then pick up your course reserve items in a timely manner.  The library needs to know when an item is being taken off reserve; please do not remove your items from the reserve room without the knowledge of library staff/faculty.

    Virtual Library Access

    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.

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
    763-433-1197
    MS, Drexel University
    BA, Franklin and Marshall College

    Barbara Lynn 
    Coon Rapids
    763-433-1466
    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, Mount Mary College

    Juliana Boner
    Cambridge
    763-433-1358
    MLIS, Dominican University
    BA, St. Catherine University

    Library Staff

    TJ Guiney
    Coon Rapids
    763-433-1279
    MLIS, St. Catherine University

    Sara Carman
    Cambridge
    763-433-1883
    MLIS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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