Coon Rapids Library

Library Hours

Academic Year 
  Monday - Thursday
      7:30 am - 8:00 pm
      7:30 am - 4:00 pm
      9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Closed Sunday & Holidays


Welcome to the Coon Rapids Campus Library. Our circulation desk is staffed with student workers who can assist you with book loans and general inquiries.  For research assistance, or instruction, please contact one of your faculty librarians (Al, Gina, or Barbara).

Mission Statement 

As an integral part of the educational process, the mission is to provide curriculum resources and access to broader materials and instruction about a variety of learning resources.

Introduction to Library Research

Research Guides
Information Literacy Tutorial 

Citation Guides 
Assignment Calculator 

Find Books

MnPALS Classic (Instructions)
MnPALS Plus (Instructions)

MnLINK Gateway - Library Catalog


ARTSTOR: Art images
BREPOLIS:  International Medieval Bibliography--(on-campus use only)--Brepolis Guide
CQ Researcher:  Comprehensive Reports and Analysis - Controversial Issues
eHRAF:  Articles - World Cultures
EBSCO:  Articles - Academic, Alt HealthWatch, Art, Business, CINAHL, E-Books, PsycArticles, etc.
         Points of View: (Ebsco)
         Student Research Center: (Ebsco)
FILMS ON DEMAND: Do not view from library computers
GALE:  Articles - Academic, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, etc.
GROVE MUSIC ONLINE:  Articles and Biographies
JSTOR:  Articles - Arts & Sciences and Music Collection
PROQUEST:  Articles - American and International Newspapers 

Database Tutorials

CINAHL Tutorial
EBSCO Journal Searching Tutorial
EBSCO: E-Book Downloading Tutorial
EBSCO: E-Book Searching Tutorial
GALE: Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial
JSTOR Tutorial


Journal of Chemical Education 
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
Journal of Sport Management (on-campus use only)
Sociology of Sport Journal (on-campus use only)
The Sport Psychologist (on-campus use only)

Other Resources


Minnesota Statutes


National Library of Medicine

Federal Digital System

Rural Minnesota

Global Climate Change


Khan Academy (Subject Tutorials)

Statistical Abstracts

MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW)

United Nations Demographic Yearbook

Minnesota Compass

United Nations Statistical Yearbook

Minnesota Court Forms

Minnesota Legislative Manual

U.S. Census: American Factfinder

Minnesota Northstar

White House


Pathfinders are concise guides by your librarians that will help you locate some of the best sources:
Art Nursing
Earth Day Nutrition and Wellness
Film Resources Women In American Culture
Literary Criticism Women In A Global Perspective
Minnesota Research



Loan Policy

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College ID or library card is required
  • Loan period for most material is 21 days
  • Two renewals allowed to students
  • $10 processing fee for each item 10 or more days overdue
  • $35 replacement charge for each item lost or damaged


Coon Rapids Library

Al Mamaril
Library Faculty
University of Hawaii
Instruction, Reference, Systems, Student Workers
Office: L216; 763-433-1552

Gina Pancerella-Willis
Library Faculty
BA, Franklin and Marshall College
MS, Drexel University
Instruction, Reference, Acquisitions, Periodicals
Office: L217;

Barbara Sandarin
Library Faculty
BA, Mount Mary College
MLIS, College of St. Catherine
Instruction, Reference, Information Literacy, Cataloging
Office: L214A;

Ruth Martin
Library Technician

BS, Bemidji State University
Circulation, Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging
Office: L209;