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President Obama

Oxford African American Studies Center

The Oxford AASC combines the authority of reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.



movie posterFlipster is a digital magazine distribution service which lets users access magazines from a variety of publishers through our library. Accessible via a web browser or apps for Apple devices, Android devices, and the Kindle Fire tablet. Flipster users can download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere. View Magazines.

Tips and FAQs


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.

Limited Service during break

Our services will be limited Saturday, May 15 through Monday, May 31. Research Help and our pickup service will not be available. Services will resume the first day of summer term: Tuesday, June 1.


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

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Looking for research help, need help with your account or have other questions? We are available to help through chat the following hours:

General Questions:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 3pm

Research Help:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday: 3pm - 9pm

Need help outside these hours? Contact us through email and we'll get back to you the next business day.