Kathryn A. Martin Library

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 ID when applying for a courtesy card. If your photo ID 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 ID in addition to a student or faculty ID 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 ID 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.

Please show your photo ID 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 30 days overdue, it will be billed as unreturned. The fee will include an overdue fine, a $100 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 register for a computer access account at the circulation desk. If you are a community user accessing library web resources from off-campus, your access may be limited to public resources.

Please bring items for checkout to the Circulation desk, located on the first floor of the library. Your U Card is your borrowing card, but you may use any photo ID to check out materials.

Automatic Renewals

For your convenience, the library will automatically renew your regular book loans until you reach an end renewal date equivalent to three months beyond the original loan period. You must return materials by the end date or be subject to overdue fines. If items become more than 30 days overdue, you will be billed a replacement charge of $100 plus a processing fee of $15. Renewal is prevented when another user requests an item you have checked out. Materials loaned for shorter terms, such as media items and periodicals, do not have the autorenewal feature.

You may renew materials in the following ways: (1) in person at the Circulation desk or (2) by calling 218-726-6120 during hours when the library is open.


For information about fines, see Paying Fines and Fees.


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Library of Congress Books Best Sellers Periodicals DVDs Headphones Reference Books
Folios Audio Books Multimedia Kits Videocassettes   Reference Indexes
Voyageur Collection   Music CDs Newspapers   Microfilm/Microfiche
Teaching Materials   CD-ROMs     Archival Materials
Teaching Materials Kits   Government Document Computer Files     Maps (unfolded flat)
Children's Literature   Maps (folded travel)     Restricted Tests
Government Documents         Special Collections

Loan periods for Reserve and Interlibrary Loan materials
are set by instructors and lending institutions.


Kathryn A. Martin Library | 416 Library Drive | Duluth MN 55812-3001
Phone: 218-726-8102
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Last modified: August 27, 2014
Library Site Coordinator: Kathryn A. Martin Library  

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