Kathryn A. Martin Library

Borrowing Privileges for Community Users

You can apply for a courtesy card to borrow circulating materials from the Kathryn A. Martin Library if you are an adult resident of the Duluth regional area. Please present a driver's license or state ID at the Circulation desk and complete an application form. If your photo ID does not show your current address, we will ask you to present a bill addressed to you at your current address. We will ask you to share your email address so that we can send you reminders about due dates and notification when another user requests something you have checked out.

Students and faculty of area colleges may also borrow Kathryn A. Martin Library circulating materials. We will ask you to present a photo ID in addition to a student or faculty ID from your college or university when you apply for a courtesy card.

High school students may initiate loans on their parent or legal guardian's account as a proxy if the parent agrees to act as the student's sponsor. The student must be at least 14 years of age, must present a photo ID at the time of registration and prior to each loan, and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign the proxy agreement. The parent must be registered to use the library and must agree to be responsible for any items borrowed by the student, including the return of materials, the payment of overdue fines, and the payment of potential replacement fees and processing fees associated with unreturned or damaged items.

Summer visitors to UMD who are temporarily residing in UMD campus residences may apply for a courtesy card at the library during their stay.

Please show your photo ID along with your library courtesy card when you check out items. This is for your protection in the event that you lose your card. We want to make sure that the materials leaving the library in your name are truly in your possession.

Overdue materials and outstanding fines will cause your borrowing privileges to become blocked. If this happens, return overdue materials and pay your fines at the Circulation desk. If an item becomes more than 30 days overdue, it will be billed as lost. The fee will include an overdue fine, a $100 replacement cost, plus $15 for processing.

You must pay all outstanding fines and fees, and return all overdue items, before your borrowing privileges will be renewed.

Public computers are also available to the general community. Please register for a computer access account at the Circulation desk. If you are a community user accessing library web resources from off-campus, your access may be limited to public resources.


For your convenience, the library will automatically renew loans until you reach an end renewal date. For courtesy card users, the end date for renewal of a regular book is three months after checkout. Loans of Best Sellers reach an end renewal date eight weeks after checkout. After that, you must return the item or fines will begin accruing. Renewal is prevented when another user requests an item on your account. Materials loaned for shorter terms, such as DVDs and periodicals, do not have the autorenewal feature.

You may renew materials in the following ways: (1) in person at the Circulation desk or (2) by calling 218-726-6120 during hours when the library is open.


For information about fines, see Paying Fines and Fees.


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Phone: 218-726-8102
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Last modified: October 7, 2014
Library Site Coordinator: Kathryn A. Martin Library  

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