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First Floor Interior Display Cases

Concourse Display Case

Read Award-Winning Books!

Last month, we showcased winners of the 27th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA), and we enjoyed listening to the NEMBA Winners Reading from 4-6 pm on July 15 in the library's first-floor reading room.

This display contains winning titles from other prestigious book awards, including the National Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Man Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, and the Minnesota Book Awards for titles published in 2014.

So, go ahead and join the smart readers who read only the best of the best.

All titles are available for checkout. Ask for assistance at the Circulation desk.

First Floor Interior Displays

Explore Minnesota and Regional Attractions

Summer is a time for venturing into the out-of-doors and for exploring activities and attractions we don't always have time for. The items in this display will pique your interest and guide your seasonal adventures!

Lake Superior stands out as an everpresent and dramatic backdrop to Duluth and the roadways that follow its southern and northern shores. Learn more about the world's largest freshwater lake from items in this display case.

For more information about events and tourism, go to You'll find fascinating facts about Lake Superior, too.

Caps, Caps for Sale

An exhibit featuring the Michael S. Berman Political Collection is in the table-case in the Kathryn A. Martin Library lobby.

Content includes a selection of caps from the 1988 to 2000 presidential campaigns.

People have always worn hats. To protect from weather, to keep warm, to look fashionable, or to add a few inches of height to their frames. Today, we also use them to persuade and to advertise our point of view—as in politics.

The Michael S. Berman Political Collection is part of Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections. Berman, a longtime Democrat and UMD alumnus (class of 1961), held a number of roles in presidential politics after he completed law school. 

Fourth Floor Display

Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection

UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library Special Collections department invites you to view an exhibit from the Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection.

The Qur'an: Three Volumes from the Ramseyer Collection

This exhibit showcases three Qur'an volumes as a follow-up to last year's five-part "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" reading and discussion series sponsored by the Library. UMD Professor Nik Hassan led some of the programs, and he generously supplied a personal statement about the Qur'an and its centrality to his way of life for this exhibit.

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