About the Library

  • Students studying on main floor of Briggs Library
  • Briggs Library
  • Instruction Lab at Briggs Library

Briggs Library is open 99 hours a week.

The mission of the Rodney A. Briggs Library at the University of Minnesota, Morris is to advance and enrich instruction, research, and scholarship in the liberal arts tradition. Briggs Library invites you to explore our resources and services. Consider us as a partner in your research and learning. 

The entrance to Rodney A. Briggs Library on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus.

Meet the Briggs Library staff.

View floor maps of Briggs Library detailing resources.

Provides detailed information in regard to Briggs Library cards, loan information, checking out and returning items, renewing and fines.

The library departments employ student assistants in key service areas.

Student pays circulation worker for printing.

Briggs Library offers a wide variety of special events such as Asking the Big Questions, the Banned Books Reading and Game Night, to name a few. In addition, the library and its partners partners offer special programming such as the Prairie Gate Literary Festival.

Asking the Big Questions discussion

The library deeply appreciates financial and "in kind" donations.

Open book of knowledge for patrons to use.

Rodney A. Briggs was the first dean and provost of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 

                                                                West Central School of Agriculture Superintendent Rodney A. Briggs, in 1960, transitioned to become the first Dean and Provost of UMM.

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its government’s information.

Image of the USA Capitol building

Briggs Library uses the Library of Congress classification system primarily but selected collections use other arrangement methods.

Call numbers located along the spine of books.