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Libraries help you #GetItDone with Stress Busters and 24/7 study

The University Libraries will offer "distraction-free" studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with our awesome activities.

Get Out the Vote

“Get Out the Vote” is an exhibit at the University of Minnesota Libraries featuring posters made by students in the graphic design course Color and Form in Surface Design following the theme of voting and the elections. The exhibit is on display in the basement level of Wilson Library near the government publications collections through the end of December.
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Your Secret Weapon: Assignment Calculator

Students: Do you have a research paper in your future? A speech? A video? A poster? A lab report? A primary source project? We can help! Use the assignment calculator, which is designed to help you plan your big projects now.
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Checkout cool stuff at the Libraries  

Did you know that the Bio-Medical Library has charging kits? Or that the Walter and Wilson SMART Commons have video cameras? Or that Magrath Library has Seasonal Affective Disorder lamps? See a listing of additional unique items across the University Libraries that are available to you. Check them out today!
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Pokémon Go Libraries Crawl – Back to School Edition

Do you play PokémonGo? Do you love PokémonGo? The University Libraries (all 12 of them) are fabulous places to capture Pokémon, collect Pokéballs, increase your...

Pop-up libraries at the U Farmers Market!

The University Libraries Pop-up Library will be back at the University of Minnesota Farmers Market this Libraries at Farmers Marketsummer! Stop by our booth to check out some great summer reads, get delicious recipes from our own Kirchner Collection, and see what else is going on at the libraries!
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Bustin’ stress at the Libraries

The end of the semester is upon us, but never fear, Stress Busters are here. Relax while you learn at the University Libraries, where you can find quiet study, group spaces, 24/7 hours, and fun activities to help reduce your stress during finals.
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What Drives Rafael Emilio Tarrago

Rafael Emilio Tarrago has a palpable thirst for knowledge and a quest to share it with others. It’s this hunger to learn that still motivates him after 20 years as a librarian at the University of Minnesota.

National Library Week 2016

The University Libraries invites you to join us for National Library Week, an annual event held April 11 through 17, which celebrates libraries and the people they serve. Several events will be held at our branch libraries throughout the week. Check out the schedule.
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Finding love at the Libraries

Love is in the air this February as the Libraries add a touch of romance to the art of book selection. Take a blind date with a book, Feb. 8 - 14. Get custom recommendations for a new books to love from the Libraries Book Matchmakers! And don't forget to visit our valentine making and coloring station to make a custom valentine for your sweetheart.

Our presence at the Minnesota Library Association conference

This week librarians from all types of libraries including academic, public, school and special libraries are gathering in St. Paul for the annual Minnesota Library Association conference. A number of folks from the U Libraries and Minitex are sharing their work.
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‘Something About Cuba’

"Something about Cuba" is an exhibit of books and other library material at the University of Minnesota Libraries, highlighting its collections on Cuban history, literature, art, and music.

‘A Day Without a Mexican’

A Day without a Mexican, directed by Serio Arau, is a satirical film from 2004 that looks at the impact on the state of California after all Mexicans suddenly disappear. The film is one of many titles in the University of Minnesota Libraries' audiovisual collection.

On the Road Again…with Minnesota Maps

It is vacation time. Time to load up the car and head out on the road. Before you go--take a moment to explore some...

Who the heck is Wilson?

When you walk into that square library building on the west bank of the Twin Cities campus, you may have noticed a large painting on the first floor near the stairway. Wilson Library was named for the man in the portrait, O. (Owen) Meredith Wilson, the ninth president of the University of Minnesota. The library opened on Sept. 23, 1968.