During COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, due dates for Metro library materials may be extended automatically to reduce need for visits to the building. (This will not be done with Interlibrary Loan materials.) See the “Loans” area of your library account, or contact email@example.com for more information
To check out physical materials in the Metro State library during COVID-19 restrictions, please phone the circulation desk at 651-793-1624 while you are in the library building, and staff will bring items to the first floor for you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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||6 hours||7 days||7 days||100 days||6 hours|
|Staff and faculty||6 hours||7 days||7 days||100 days||6 hours|
|Alumni||N/A||N/A||7 days||100 days||6 hours|
|Community members||N/A||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. Visit one of the Metro State Library service desks for a referral form, or contact email@example.com if you are unable to visit the library in person for the form.
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.