Checkouts and renewals

To check out physical materials in the Metro State library, take them to the Circulation Desk on the second floor.

To renew books and videos from the Metro State collections, log in to your library account and view your “Loans.” Contact library.circulation@metrostate.edu if you have questions.

To renew books borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan, log in to your library account and view your “Loans.” Note that due dates and renewals are determined by the lending library, and may vary. Contact interlibrary.loan@metrostate.edu if you have questions.

Loan Periods

Loan periods for books

  Loan length Max items Online renewals
Students 6 weeks 50 2
Staff and faculty 26 weeks 100 2
Alumni 6 weeks 50 2
Community members 3 weeks 15 1
Minnesota State borrowers 6 weeks 50 2

 

Loan periods for other items

  ILL items Print journals Study rooms DVDs and CDs Board games
Students Varies by lending library 7 days 4 hours 14 days 14 days
Staff and faculty Varies by lending library 7 days 4 hours 14 days 14 days
Alumni Varies by lending library 7 days 2 hours 14 days 14 days
Community members N/A N/A 2 hours 14 days 14 days
Renewals? Upon request No Yes Yes Yes

 

Loan periods for devices

  Laptops Cameras Voice recorders Calculators
Students 6 hours 7 days 100 days 6 hours
Staff and faculty 6 hours 7 days 100 days 6 hours
Alumni N/A 7 days 100 days 6 hours
Community members N/A N/A N/A N/A
Renewals? Yes No No Yes

 

Accessibility equipment

iPads, Victor Streams, Livescribe pens, and other recording and audio playback devices are available for checkout. Contact the Library or Center for Accessibility Resources for details.

Special Borrowing Privileges from the U of MN 

Metropolitan State University Students and faculty may check out books on-site and receive other privileges from the University of Minnesota libraries by applying for Special Borrowing Privileges at Wilson Library on the U of MN campus. Visit one of the Metro State Library service desks for a referral form, or contact library.services@metrostate.edu if you are unable to visit the library in person for the form.

Reciprocal Borrowing at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Metropolitan State University Students can use their Metro ID card to check out books on-site from any of the 37 campus libraries in the Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU) system.