Kathryn A. Martin Library

Service Desks

1st Floor

Circulation Desk

Bring items for checkout to the Circulation desk.

If you need help locating materials, students and staff at the Circulation desk are available to assist you. Stop at the Circulation desk to see if the item you are searching for is being sorted for shelving. If the item is not found, you can place a Get It! request, and sign in to "My Account" to have an available copy at a University of Minnesota campus library held for you on the library's save shelf. If the title is not part of the University of Minnesota collections, use Interlibrary loan to request it from another institution.

You will receive email notification when the item is available for pickup.

Group study room keys can be checked out from the Circulation desk. If all rooms are currently in use, you may take a pager to be notified when a room is available.

Course Reserves for classroom assignments and media are stored in the nonpublic Circulation desk area. Student desk assistants will retrieve these for you at your request.

Circulation desk supervisors can assist you with payment of your fines and fees or clearing an academic hold status. The Circulation desk is open during all hours when the library is open. The telephone number is 218-726-6120.

Computer Consultant

At the right-hand end of the Circulation service desk, a student computer consultant is available to assist library users with computer-related or printing-related questions. The telephone number is 218-726-8858.

2nd Floor

Learning Commons

The University of Minnesota Duluth's Learning Commons is a dedicated space on the second floor of the library providing integrated campus services that support student learning. Services provided by this one-stop student center include:

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center provides an opportunity for high achieving undergraduate students to learn and develop tutoring and leadership skills by offering free academic assistance to UMD students enrolled in a wide range of primarily first- and second-year high risk courses. For hours of operation consult the Tutoring Center's hours.

Writers' Workshop

The Writers' Workshop provides free, one-to-one consultations with any member of the UMD campus community seeking to become a better writer. For hours of operation consult the Writers' Workshop hours.

Supportive Services Program

Through the facilitation of peer-to-peer collaborative networks, which foster the development of a strong foundation in academic knowledge and learning skills, the Supportive Services Program (SSP) supports all students to be academically successful.

Multimedia Hub

The Multimedia Hub offers students, faculty, and staff a friendly environment to edit videos, audio, photos, and Web sites. The Hub manages UMD's Youtube channel, and we can help upload and caption your videos. Stop by or call to find out what equipment is available to help you produce your own videos, for class or personal projects. For hours of operation, consult the Hub's hours.

Research & Information Desk

Reference librarians answer questions about the library and its information resources, including databases, journals, library catalog, books, DVDs, VHS, audio cassettes, newspapers, microforms, and the internet. They also assist library users with research projects and offer tips in choosing research topics and search terms. Computer work stations and an extensive collection of reference resources are located nearby.

Research & Information Desk hours.

See Ask Us! for online services.

Telephone Reference

Librarians at the Research & Information Desk will answer questions regarding library resources. The number to call is: 218-726-8100.

"Ask Us!" (email, chat, phone, in-person, or by appointment)

The library's Ask Us! reference service is best used for getting answers to brief, factual questions; questions about which resources are best to use; and/or questions about UMD. This service is available to UMD students, faculty, staff, northeast Minnesota residents, and those requesting information unique to UMD.

Research Consultation

Subject-specific reference librarians provide research consultations by appointment for UMD students, faculty and staff. View the list of subject specialists.

3rd Floor

Help Desk

The third-floor Help Desk is staffed by ITSS students who can help you locate periodicals and books, in addition to offering computing assistance. They can assist you in finding and using microform materials.


Kathryn A. Martin Library | 416 Library Drive | Duluth MN 55812-3001
Phone: 218-726-8102
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Last modified: September 8, 2014
Library Site Coordinator: Kathryn A. Martin Library  

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