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Perpich arts library

an arts
resource
for the MN PUBLIC

PERPICH ARTS LIBRARY

The Perpich Arts Library is a resource for Perpich Arts High School students and the Minnesota public alike.

Any resident of Minnesota can join the library for access to our extensive arts education resources, while all Perpich Arts High School students can use the library for a place to watch movies, research projects, use computers and more.

For Public Patrons

Borrow books, DVDs, CDs, teaching kits and more!

WHAT ARE WE?

Our lending library of arts and education materials is free to all residents of Minnesota and geared toward teaching artists and educators.

WHAT DO WE HAVE?

Our collection of more than 13,000 items includes a diverse representation of arts and education areas. It includes special collections on:

  • Multicultural and Diversity
  • Professional Development and Research
  • Dance Education
  • National Gallery of Art Teacher Resources
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
  • Offer access to an easy-to-use online catalog.
  • Provide print, multimedia and electronic resources on arts education, arts-integrated education, arts in cultural context and professional development
  • Make presentations on library materials and their usage in the classroom
  • Create bibliographies for arts education, professional resources, arts in cultural context, or customized for specific needs
  • Help you find materials to suit your needs
  • Provide summer meeting space and wireless internet access
HOW DO I BORROW ITEMS?
  • Library membership is free. Just sign up by filling out our electronic membership form.
  • You can visit the library during open hours or borrow items via mail if you contact us .
  • Return items to the 24-hour drop box at the main entrance or via mail.

For Students

Hang out! Watch movies! Use computers! Borrow books, DVDs, CDs!

WHAT DO WE HAVE?

We have more than 13,000 items to support your academic and arts classes, and your leisure reading, listening, and viewing. Our library includes:

  • CDs — Minnesota Music
  • DVDs — documentaries and feature films
  • Graphic Novels
  • Arts and news magazines
  • Databases
  • Computers, printer, and wi-fi access
  • Rudy and Lola viewing rooms
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
  • Offer access to an easy-to-use online catalog
  • Provide research help
  • Help you find library and online resources to meet your needs
  • Borrow materials from other libraries
  • Provide book recommendations
HOW DO I BORROW AND RETURN ITEMS?

Your school ID is your library card. Items may be returned in the library, at the drop box in the dorm, at the drop box right outside the library, or to the 24-hour drop box at the main entrance.

Questions

Have a question on arts and education? Need to reserve an item or arrange a tour?

Perpich News

  • Curt Tryggestad

    Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Announces Departure

    Tryggestad has led the agency since August, 2017.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Dr. Curt Tryggestad announced Thursday, June 20, that he has accepted a new position as the superintendent of Pine City Public Schools. His last day at Perpich will be determined…

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  • Minnesota Commissioner of Education

    Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker Joins Perpich Board

    The Commissioner of Education, or their designee, serves on the Perpich Board of Directors as an ex officio member per the 2017 Education Omnibus Bill.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker as an ex officio member…

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  • Minnesota's Comprehensive Planning Program

    Eight School Districts Selected for Minnesota’s Comprehensive Arts Planning Program

    Community members will come together to create a comprehensive arts education plan.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is proud to announce the 2019-2021 award recipients for the Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP): Bemidji Area Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Pine City Public…

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