To check out books and DVDs from the Metro State collections, bring them to the first-floor Information Commons Desk.
You may also check out materials with your mobile device using the cloudLibrary app. You will need the long barcode number on the back of your Metro ID card to set this up.
To renew books borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan, log in to your library account and view your “Loans.” Note that due dates and renewals are determined by the lending library, and may vary. Contact email@example.com if you have questions.
Loan periods for books
|Loan length||Max items||Online renewals|
|Staff and faculty||26 weeks||100||2|
|Community members||3 weeks||15||1|
|Minnesota State borrowers||6 weeks||50||2|
Loan periods for other items
|ILL items||Print journals||Study rooms||DVDs and CDs||Board games|
|Students||Varies by lending library||7 days||4 hours||14 days||14 days|
|Staff and faculty||Varies by lending library||7 days||4 hours||14 days||14 days|
|Alumni||Varies by lending library||7 days||2 hours||14 days||14 days|
|Community members||N/A||N/A||2 hours||14 days||14 days|
Loan periods for devices
|Students||7 days||7 days||100 days||6 hours|
|Staff and faculty||7 days||7 days||100 days||6 hours|
|Alumni||N/A||7 days||100 days||6 hours|
|Community members||7 days||N/A||N/A||N/A|
iPads, Victor Streams, Livescribe pens, and other recording and audio playback devices are available for checkout. Contact the Library or the Center for Accessibility Resources for details.
Special Borrowing Privileges from the U of MN
Metropolitan State University Students and faculty may check out books on-site and receive other privileges from the University of Minnesota libraries by applying for Special Borrowing Privileges at Wilson Library on the U of MN campus. Before visiting the Wilson Library, review the requirements, complete this form, and then visit the Metro State Library or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a signature.
Reciprocal Borrowing at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Metropolitan State University Students can use their Metro ID card to check out books on-site from any of the 37 campus libraries in the Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU) system.