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Library Service for Students

Bibliographic Instruction

Library faculty will provide Information Literacy instruction on the  MNPALs and MnLINK catalogs, and databases from EBSCO, GALE, JSTOR, PROQUEST, etc., internet, print and non-print resources. See Library Faculty:  Gina, Barbara, or Al.


Library staff is available to assist students with all their reference/research needs and questions. See Library Faculty:  Gina, Barbara, or Al.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Students may borrow books, articles, and audiovisual material from 300+ libraries throughout the state of Minnesota and neighboring states. Interlibrary loan of books is for a minimum of three (3)-weeks. Articles are photocopied and become the property of the patron. MINITEX Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) is also available for those who have an email address listed on their PALS record. Contact Library Technician:  Ruth.

Student Loan Period

Students may borrow circulating books from the AR library for 21 days, with two renewals, unless the material is on hold for another patron. Students may borrow circulating videos for seven (7) days, with two renewals, unless on hold for another patron. Material must be returned or renewed by the due date, or a processing fee of $10 will be assessed for each item overdue. A replacement cost of $35 is assessed for most items not returned or damaged. Contact Library Technician:  Ruth.

Reserve Material

Faculty place material on “reserve” in the library for students. Material is placed on Reserve during the semester for varying loan periods (i.e., Overnight, three (3)-day, library use only), at the discretion of the instructor. An Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids identification card or a library card is required before material can be borrowed. Contact Library Staff.

Virtual Library Access

Library databases are accessible from remote locations, 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. An Anoka-Ramsey identification card or a library card is required to access MNPALS and MnLINK. The 14 digit barcode number serves as the ID number, and the first sixteen letters of the last name is the password (default) for MNPALS and MnLINK. Contact Library Faculty:  Gina, Barbara, or Al.

Library Staff at your Service

Our library staff are here to assist you. If you have questions, please contact us.


Coon Rapids Library

Al Mamaril
BA, MEd, MLIS, University of Hawaii
Instruction, Reference, Systems, Student Workers
Office: L216; 763-433-1552

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

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

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