Borrowing Privileges for Community Users
Courtesy cards are available to adult residents of the Duluth regional area, allowing checkout of items from the Kathryn A. Martin Library's circulating collections. If you are a community resident, please present a driver's license or state I.D. when applying for a courtesy card. If your photo I.D. does not show your current address, we will ask you to present a bill addressed to you at your current address.
Courtesy cards are also available for students and faculty of area postsecondary educational institutions. We will ask you to present a photo I.D. in addition to a student or faculty I.D. from your college or university.
High school students may apply for a library proxy courtesy card if their parent or legal guardian will agree to act as the student's sponsor. The student must be at least 14 years of age, must present a photo I.D. at the time of registration and prior to each loan, and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of registration. The parent must be registered to use the library and must agree to be responsible for any items borrowed by the student, including the return of materials, the payment of overdue fines, and the payment of potential replacement fees and processing fees associated with unreturned or damaged items.
Summer visitors to UMD who are temporarily residing in UMD campus residences are extended borrowing privileges at the library during their stay.
The maximum number of items that you may have checked out at one time is 15 items for area residents and area college faculty and students; and 10 items for summer campus residents.
Please show your photo I.D. along with your library courtesy card when you check out items. This is for your protection in the event that you lose your card. We want to make sure that the materials that leave the library in your name are truly in your possession.
Be aware that overdue materials or outstanding fines will cause your borrowing privileges to become blocked. If this happens, return overdue materials and see a Circulation supervisor to pay your fines. If an item becomes more than 45 days overdue, it will be billed as unreturned. The fee will include an overdue fine, replacement cost, plus $15 for processing.
Courtesy card users are required to pay all outstanding fines and fees, and return all overdue items, before borrowing privileges will be renewed.
Public computers are also available to the general community. Please request a ticket from the circulation desk. If you are a community user looking at our web resources from off-campus, your access may be limited to public resources.
LOAN PERIODS FOR COURTESY CARD USERS
|Library of Congress Books||Best Sellers||Periodicals (bound volumes)||Periodicals (single issues)||Reference Books|
|Voyageur Collection||Audio Book Collection||Media (except audio books)||Newspapers||Reference Indexes|
|"Special" Collection||Maps (folded travel)||Microfilm|
|Teaching Materials||Archival Materials|
|Folios||Maps (unfolded, flat)|
Loan periods for Reserve and Interlibrary Loan materials
are set by instructors and lending institutions.