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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.

Questions

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

Perpich News

  • Spooky Graphic Novels for October’s Spooky Season

    October 20, 2020

    October is Spooky Season! For many in the Perpich community, it is their favorite time of year. It’s the season to dress up in fun costumes, watch scary movies/tv shows, read creepy books, and add pumpkin spice to almost everything you ingest!…

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  • Dedication Day 2020

    October 12, 2020

    Dedication Day at Perpich is an important tradition that embraces community, history, and the commitment to developing self and one’s connection to the arts and each other. Speakers include alumni as well as students and faculty. Our community of staff, faculty, students,…

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  • Minnesota Principals Week October 5-11, 2020

    October 8, 2020

    Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed October 5-11 as Principals Week! Principals lead our school communities to provide a high-quality education for each student in a welcoming environment. Thank you to all of Minnesota’s principals for their dedicated work for our students! #ThankAPrincipal

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If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Call your medical provider if your symptoms do not improve. Let’s do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. All individuals requesting entrance to Perpich Center for Arts Education will need a mask. Learn more here.

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