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The Perpich Library is a small library located in Perpich Arts High School. We are here to serve students of Perpich Arts High School as well as residents of the state of Minnesota.

We are able to provide materials and reference services on specialized topics related to arts and arts education for arts educators, artists, and others in the general public who are interested in our unique resources.

All Minnesota residents, 18 years or older, are welcome to become a member of the Perpich Library. Click here to become a member of the Library.


Library Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to visit the library, please contact the librarian ahead of time at 763-279-4170 or

Many of the library services we offer are accessible from the Perpich website, by email, or by calling 763-279-4170.


The Perpich Library catalog finds items from our physical collection along with electronic resources such as articles and ebooks.

For educators and the Public

Join the library for access to our extensive arts and education resources!

To visit the library, enter through the main entrance of Perpich Center for Arts Education. When you check in at the front desk you will be asked to sign in with your name, vehicle information, and driver’s license or government-issued identification.

What virtual or in-person services are offered by the library to outside patrons?

  • Peruse and borrow from our entire collection of resources and print books
  • MNLINK allows you to request materials not available at your local library through interlibrary loan
  • Access literally thousands of resources online through the Library Catalog
  • Search Library Databases and access eLIBRARYMN
  • Contact the librarian for reference assistance at

Please note, we are not able to offer some of the services available at other libraries:

  • No meeting rooms or collaboration spaces to work with colleagues
  • No guest library computers or internet
  • No individual work stations or study areas
  • No printing/copying service

For perpich Students

Come enjoy the library as a place to work on research projects, watch movies, connect with friends, find a good book or ebook, and more.

students have access to:
  • ELM Databases Gain online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, along with other informational resources.
  • Research Help and Ebooks Looking for information on a specific topic? Want to read a novel on your phone? The library is here to help!
  • Makerspace A DIY craft space with art supplies, a 3D printer, cutting machine, and more that students can borrow and use for projects.
  • Zine Collection The Perpich Library owns more than 200 zines for browsing while in the library. Have your own zine? Anyone can donate to the collection.

Does the Library accept donations?

Yes, the Perpich Library does accept donations. Please contact the librarian first by phone (763-279-4170) or email ( to explain what kind of items you are donating and how many items you have. Donated items will either be added to the collection, put to use by teachers, or offered for free to the arts high school students.

Perpich News

  • Novels about Black Love from Perpich Library

    February 22, 2024

    It’s Black History Month, and the month when we celebrate love! So this year, the Perpich Library decided to combine the two themes. The following books celebrate Black love in all of its many forms.

    All items on this list are available at…

  • Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Visits Perpich Center

    February 15, 2024

    Left to Right: Pasha Khosravi, Board Chair; Dr. Charles Rick, Executive Director; Dr. Wendy Barden, Director of PDR; Bobbie Burnham, MDE Assistant Commissioner; Maggie Loxtercamp (Musical Theater 2024); Rebekah Doyle, Board Member; Rebecca Bullen, Arts High School Principal;…

  • 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit

    Participants and presenters for the 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit

    February 13, 2024

    The 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit brought dance instructors and dancers together at Perpich Center on February 9 & 10, 2024. The summit’s theme was Implicit Bias: Challenges and Gifts in…