For Public Patrons
Borrow books, DVDs, CDs, teaching kits and more!
Our lending library of arts and education materials is free to all residents of Minnesota and geared toward teaching artists and educators.
Our collection of more than 15,000 items includes a diverse representation of arts and education areas. It includes special collections on:
Multicultural and Diversity
Professional Development and Research
National Gallery of Art Teacher Resources
Library membership is free. Just email us to request membership.
- 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.
- Information on check-out and renewals
- 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
See Library hours.
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7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Wednesday
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday
Be sure to check the Library Calendar for changes in hours, including during breaks and the summer. There is also a 24-hour book drop located outside the building’s main entrance.
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (subject to change)
Be sure to check the Library Calendar for changes in hours. There is also a 24-hour book drop located outside the building’s main entrance.