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 15,000 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

How do I borrow items?
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
When are you open?

See Library hours.


Search our collection

Browse the Perpich Arts Library collection of over 15,000 books, special collections, DVDs, CDs, and more here

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

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Library Hours

School year

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.

Summer and non-school days (holidays and breaks)

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.