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Our collection includes more than 13,000 items geared towards artists, educators, and students. There are general resources as well as items relating to diversity, Native American studies, and materials that focus on the six arts areas: Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. There is something for everyone!


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


Need help finding a specific item? Want to suggest a title for purchase? Contact the librarian.
Phone: 763-279-4170


Professional Items for Educators: Contemporary resources for teaching artists, K-12 educators, and pre-service teachers. These items focus on a variety of topics including: arts integration, creativity, cultural competency, diversity, Native American studies, and best practices in arts education. All items have been curated by Perpich Professional Development staff members.

Children’s Arts and Diversity: Picture books on various artists and diverse peoples, with a special focus on Minnesota Native American tribes and communities.

CDs: Music by musicians from Minnesota and beyond. Genres include classical, jazz, hip hop, and more.

DVDs: Documentaries and an eclectic collection of feature films.

General Nonfiction: Covering a wide-range of topics, especially Native American, LGBTQ+, music, visual arts, poetry, biographies, and photography.

Fiction: A diverse collection of novels and short stories.

Graphic Novels: An extensive selection of fiction and nonfiction in the comics style.

Ebooks via Sora (for Perpich Arts High School students and staff only): A constantly changing collection of novels, nonfiction books, and audiobooks to read or listen to on your device. Download the Sora app on your own device or access here. Use your school email to login.

Arts Magazines: Both current and past content. For in library use only.

Plays: Classic to contemporary stage plays to read.

Zines: Pronounced “zeens”, zines are self-published magazines and books made by anyone on any topic imaginable (and some unimaginable ones!). Browse our large collection while in the library.


Membership Information

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 Perpich Arts High School students.