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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.

The library is closed July 22-August 2.

The library will reopen on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

The library is open for curbside service. You can contact the librarian at library@pcae.k12.mn.us or 763-279-4170.

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.

Contact a Librarian

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

Checkout/Returns/Renewals
Interlibrary Loan
Our Collection
Resources for Students
Resources for Educators
Library Newsletter and Featured Lists
Book Videos
Hours and Directions

Have a question about arts resources? Need help finding a specific item?

Perpich News

  • New Art Books in the Perpich Collection

    July 19, 2021

    The Perpich Library has been adding lots of new titles to the collection this summer! Here are just a few of the newest art books which are now available for checkout. All items on this list, curated by our Perpich librarian, Anne…

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  • Kevin Clark Retires After 31 Years at Perpich

    Kevin Clark

    July 16, 2021

    Kevin Clark, English Instructor, is retiring from Perpich after 31 years. His last day at Perpich will be Monday, August 9th. Kevin started at Perpich in 1990 as a German instructor. In 1994, he became a full-time…

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  • ​Anniversary of Juneteenth Freedom Day in Minnesota

    June 18, 2021

    Governor Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Freedom Day in Minnesota. Juneteenth commemorates the freedom of an estimated 250,000 enslaved African Americans in 1865. This day became known as America’s Second Independence Day as it occurred approximately two and a half…

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