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Borrowing and Renewing Library Materials

Your Normandale ID Is Your Library Card

If you are a current Normandale student or employee, you can use your Normandale ID to:

Not a current student or employee? Community members may borrow library materials using a Normandale Library Card. To get a free Normandale Library Card, bring a valid photo ID to the Circulation Desk.

Library Borrowing Periods

Library borrowing periods for students, employees and community members
Item Students Employees Community
Books 21 days 130 days 21 days
Periodicals (magazines, newspapers, journals, etc. — not current issue) 2 days 7 days Not available
DVDs 2 hours — in library use only 7 days 2 hours — in library use only
Music CDs 2 days 7 days 2 days
Laptops 1 day — in library use only Not available Not available
Reserve Materials Varies Not available Not available

Borrowing Items on Course Reserve

Ask for reserve materials at the Circulation Desk.

Instructors may place materials assigned for particular classes "on reserve." Items on reserve have short checkout periods, so more students can use them. Most reserve items can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time. Other reserve items may be borrowed for 1 day, 2 days, or 7 days.

Items on reserve are checked out on a first come, first-served basis. Reserve items may be renewed once.

Renewing Your Checked Out items

Most library checkouts can be renewed to give you more time. If no one else has requested them—

  • students may renew reserve items once and most other items twice.
  • employees may renew items twice.
  • community patrons may renew items once.

If a hold has been placed on an item, it cannot be renewed.

How to Renew Items Borrowed from US

How to Renew Items Borrowed from Another Library

To request a renewal for Interlibrary Loan materials, stop by the Circulation Desk, call 952-358-8290, or e-mail Interlibrary loan renewals depend on the policies of the lending library, so renewal may not be possible.

Lost an Item?

The fee for most lost items is $35, but fees for some items may vary (such as reserves, interlibrary loans, periodicals, equipment, and audiovisual materials). You will receive overdue notifications via e-mail before being billed for replacement costs. Students with outstanding library fees have a hold placed on their college account, which prevents course registration and other college activity. Exact replacement copies may be accepted in place of payment. Ask a Circulation staff member for more information.

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