Briggs Library welcomes requests from instructors or groups to process both electronic and print materials for short term loans or digital formats.

Ask a Librarian offers research and information services for students, staff, faculty and community members.

Reference librarians available to help you

Students, faculty, and staff must use their U-Cards to check out library materials. Community residents may obtain a Briggs Library community card by completing a registration form at the circulation desk.

Materials are checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor of the library. At this service point, materials can also be renewed and returned.

Before a work can be used in a educational setting an understanding of copyright and fair use law is important.

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Search for both print and electronic materials by entering either the course number, course name or instructor's last name. Ask instructor or library staff for password information.

Briggs Library has small study carrels intended to be used for professional and scholarly activities by faculty, academic staff members and visiting scholars.

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To ensure success at the University of Minnesota, Morris and beyond, students need to be able to thrive in an information intensive environment. 

Information Literacy and other instruction sessions are offered to all classes, including Writing for the Liberal Arts, Intellectual Community and research methods classes.

Class working with Instruction Coordinator, Kellie Meehlhause.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a resource sharing service available to all faculty, students, and staff affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Morris as well as members of the Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates. An item that Briggs Library does not own or is temporarily unavailable can be requested from another library.

Girl in book stacks.

Briggs Library brings the reference desk to you through Librarian on the Loose.

Librarian on the Loose Peter Bremer

Some collections or materials have different loan periods. 

Use our Microform Reader to view archived materials on microfiche and microfilm. 

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The library provides off-campus access to electronic resources for Morris students, faculty, and staff, when licensing permits. Enter your campus ID and password at the login prompt.

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Briggs Library provides photocopiers for campus and community use.

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Print your documents at Briggs Library by using Cash Printing, PaperCut Printing or Color Printing. Use Web Printing to print from your personal device.

Cash printing

UMM faculty and staff are invited to utilize the proxy card system to enable students, colleagues or family members to check out materials in their name.

Briggs Library welcomes suggestions to enhance the breadth and depth of the collections.

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Reference librarians are available to help with your research needs. 

Librarians reading books in Briggs Library.

Renewal Request Form

Community borrowers should use this form to request the renewal of materials checked out from Briggs Library.

All library users who are affiliated with the University of Minnesota and are issued U-Cards may renew their library materials by logging onto My Library Account. Community borrowers may renew by contacting the library.

Flat bed scanners are available for use. 

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Rodney A. Briggs Library is committed to serving users with disabilities by providing special assistance to facilitate use of the collections and services.