Library Information

Library Information

General Information
A wide variety of resources is provided at both the Staples and Brainerd Campus libraries. The printed book and media collections offer nearly 50,000 volumes, and through the use of the online catalog, a patron may also access millions of titles thanks to membership in the PALS Library Consortium. Study rooms, peer tutoring services, and a computer lab are available in each campus library. The Brainerd Campus library also contains the Skone Family Conservatory housing the Humphrey Center for American Indian Studies, the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government, and the Children Collection.

Borrowing Procedure and Online Access
Patrons must present their college identification card, which contains a personalized barcode, to borrow items. Books and periodicals may be checked out for a three week period. Reference books, electronic media, reserve items, and current periodicals may only be used in the library.

For online access, patrons must log in using their Star ID username and password. If assistance regarding online access is required, please contact Dave Bissonette ( or Teri Duff ( via your CLC email account.

Classification System
The printed book and media collections are cataloged using the Dewey Decimal Classification. To find an item, simply use the call number from the online catalog and check for a specific collection location.

Overdue Policy
Patrons receive a courtesy letter three days before an item is due, a notice on the due date (if applicable), and a lost item(s) notice ten days after the due date. If a patron fails to return the item(s), a $50 per item replacement fee is applied to the patron’s account and the individual’s college records are sealed. Having these records sealed prevents that individual from registering for future classes and accessing transcripts. Once the patron has returned the item(s) (within a reasonable time period) or paid the fee, access to registration and records is restored.

The magazines, journals and newspaper stacks are available for browsing. Some bound volumes date back to the early 1900s.

Instructors may place items on reserve at the Circulation Desk. These items may only be used in the library.

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