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Incoming Students: get A's in your classes

Shows lots of ways the Library is here to help students


Reserves are materials such as books, videos, or photocopies of articles your professors want you to use for your classes, but they are here in the Library so that everyone in your class can use them.

Professors can also have online course reserves, which are LibGuides with links to articles that are full-text from our databases. Click here for more information.



The Library has a classroom with a computer loaded with extra software and connected to a LCD projector, video players, and a scanner; camcorders; flip cameras; digital camera; photocopy machines; TVs for viewing videos; headphones; audio recorders; and other technology devices to help with projects for your classes.

Library Classroom

Reference Desk

Your Library has six Librarians who take turns staffing a Reference Desk in person, but you can also ask questions on the phone and through the latest technology.  

You can ask questions about figuring out a topic, how to find research resources, and how to cite those resources in your paper.

Reference Desk

Need help?

Ask a Librarian.... the reference desk in the Library open Monday and Tuesday 11 am           to 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 11 am to 4 pm
   ...over the phone by calling the Library's main number (218) 723-6140              and ask to speak to a librarian or 1-800-447-5444 and ask to be                    transferred to the Library email
   ...or visit AskUs@CSS for a searchable archive of past questions about         library services and resources or ask a new question

Research Resources

Obviously the biggest resource the Library has is books, but there are lots of other ways to research your topic as well including Reference Universe for encyclopedias and databases for articles. Both of these are basically search engines, but for academic resources rather than for web sites.


Sometimes your professors will invite us to come and present to your class and show you which resources will help you be successful with your assignments. If not, stop by and talk with us about what resources the Library has to help you research your topic.