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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 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

  • Books with Transgender & Non-Binary Characters

    June 14, 2021

    Representation in literature is important, especially for widely misunderstood groups such as transgender and non-binary people. Reading stories with trans and non-binary characters validates the experiences of those who identify as such and helps to promote empathy and understanding in the broader…

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  • Libby Tonn (Visual Arts 2021) Receives Rotary Scholarship

    June 2, 2021

    Congratulations to Elisabeth “Libby” Tonn (Visual Arts 2021) on receiving the Golden Valley Rotary Club’s $1,000 Scholarship! Libby graduated with honors from Perpich Arts High School on May 28, 2021. She will study Biology at Loyola University Chicago in the fall.

    “I feel…

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  • Perpich Arts High School Graduation 2021

    May 28, 2021

    The Perpich Arts High School Class of 2021 graduated on the Perpich campus on May 28 in a series of three ceremonies that were also live streamed on Facebook. Savanna Ferrera (Literary Arts 2021) served as Student Speaker and math instructor, Amy…

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