Library - Borrowing and Returning

Special Instructions Due to COVID



Items from our circulating collection can now be borrowed. We will be offering limited pick-up times for requested material while the Library building remains closed. To borrow a print book from the Library please take the following steps:

  1. Log into the catalog with your StarID
  2. Locate the book you would like in our catalog
  3. Place a hold request
  4. Wait for an email confirming your item is ready to be picked-up*
  5. Pick up the book at the next available pick-up time

*We will be processing requests Monday and Thursday morning. It may take a few days for your request to be processed and a confirmation email sent.

Pick-up Time and Location

Requested items can be picked up on the second floor of the T building. Please bring a picture ID with you. Look for the Library table near the large windows. Items can be picked up during the following times:

  • Monday: noon-2pm
  • Thursday: 10am-noon

Items not picked up within two weeks of email notification will need to be re-requested

Tips for Finding & Requesting Books

  • After searching the catalog, limit the results by selecting "Physical" under the "Format" filter
  • Select any item that is listed as available and in the General Collection


The Library has two book drops where you can return your material. You can find one book drop on the Hennepin Skyway near the public safety desk when you enter the college. The other book drop is located outside the entrance to the Library (Whitney Hall). We will be checking these boxes twice a week. Please contact us if you have any questions about material you returned or are looking to return to us.

Need Help?

Please use our Ask a Librarian service to contact us via chat or email.