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The Library welcomes the Southwest Minnesota State University students, faculty and staff, as well as community members and retired SMSU employees.

Circulation periods and overdue charges for materials
and Equipment
  Loan period/Students Loan period/Faculty & Staff  Renewable? Non-refundable fee Replacement fee
Books 28 days 120 Days  Yes $10  $45
Government Documents 28 days 120 Days  Yes $10  $45
Maps 28 days 120 Days  Yes $10  $45
Journals/ Magazines Do not circulate Do not circulate  n/a $10  n/a
Audio and Video 7 days 120 Days  Yes $10 $55
Reserves Varies 2 hr -     1 wk 2 hours  No $10 Replacement cost
Interlibrary Loan Determined by lending library $12 $80


Circulation periods and overdue charges for equipment
  Loan period/Students & Staff Loan Period/Faculty Renewable? Non-Refundable fee Replacement fee
Laptops 4 Hours
In Library
use only 
4 Hours
In Library
use only
 No $10 Replacement cost
Headphones 1 day
On campus
use only
1 day
On campus
use only
 No $10 Replacement cost
Media Carts 1 day
On campus
use only
1 day
On campus
use only
 No $10 Replacement cost
Digital Camera  1 day  1 day  No $10 Replacement cost
Camcorder  1 day  1 day  No $10 Replacement cost
CD, Cassette Players  1 day  1 day  No $10 Replacement cost


All fees are billed and paid through the Business Office

Renewable items can be renewed once only, if the item does not have a hold. Renewals may be made in person or online through the My Account link. 

When the item is returned after the bill has been sent, the replacement fee can be waived, but the $10 non-refundable fee cannot.

Not a student, staff or faculty member at SMSU? Find information on using the Library by following these links if you are either a community member or a retired SMSU employee.

Other Circulation Desk Services

Item not on shelf? Ask at the Circulation Desk to see if the item is waiting to be reshelved.

Would you like to work in the library? Get an application form here.

Fax Machine: $1.00 per fax sent or received.
Copy machines: $.10 per page
Color printer/copier: $.25 per page.
Laminating: $1 per running foot.
Document Scanner: No charge.
Microfiche/Microfilm scanner/printer: No charge.
Audio cassette duplication service. Bring own cassette.
Typewriter available in the 2nd floor circulation area.

Story Image Pat Carmody is Cowan Award Winner

Registrar Pat Carmody is the 2017 Cowain Award Winner, and will receive a special medal during Commencement exercises May 6.

Story Image Dene Kay Thomas is Commencement Speaker

Dr. Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College and an SMSU alumna, is this year's Commencement speaker

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