Borrow and Renew

library front desk with the words Borrow and Renew overlaid


Materials can be checked out at the Front Desk with your WSU ID, courtesy card, or ID from another MNPals library

Borrowing Periods and Renewals



Faculty / Staff


Main Collection 91 days 91 days 3
Leisure Reading 28 days 28 days 3
Media Collection 21 days 28 days 3
Juvenile 91 days 91 days 3
Curriculum Collection               7 days 7 days None
Government Documents 91 days 91 days 3
Oversized Books 91 days 91 days 3
Games 2 days 2 days None
EBSCO eBook Collection 1 day 1 day None

**Request renewals anytime from My Account. 

Non-Circulating Collections

  • Reference
  • Maps
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Archives
  • Legal Reference
  • Microforms

Computing and Audio-Visual Equipment

The Front Desk has technology and accessories available for check out. 

Check-out periods: students = 24 hours; faculty = 7 days

Audio Visual Equipment 

  • DVD player
  • Blu-ray Player
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Headphones
  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • PCM Recorder
  • Ipad Tripod

Charging / Cables

  • Macbook VGA Adapters
  • Network cables
  • Dongles
  • Power supplies for all WSU laptop program models

Community Patrons, Alumni, and Retirees

Courtesy Card Privileges:

  • check-out circulating materials (books, DVDs, music)
  • access public computers

Community Members and Alumni

Applications available at the Front Desk. Valid photo ID required. Community members between the ages of 16-18 must also have a parent or legal guardian present to co-sign the application. Those under 16 are not eligible for courtesy cards.


Retired WSU faculty and staff may borrow from the library. Contact the Front Desk to update your information. 

Overdue Items

Students and Courtesy Card Holders

After three overdue notices your library account will be blocked. A hold and a charge will be placed on your university account. The charge will be either the value of the item or $100.00, whichever is greater.

Library account blocks and university account holds can be removed by returning the material to the library and/or paying any charges at the WSU Warrior Hub. If material that has been paid for at the Warrior Hub is later returned to the library, refunds may be granted at the discretion of the library.

Overdue Reserve items may result in a blocked account at any time. Blocks are removed when the item is returned. 

Faculty / Staff

Items overdue for seven days, may incur a block on your account. Blocks are removed when the item is returned. 

Charges for overdue Resource Sharing materials are determined by the lending library.

Front Desk (Circulation)

    (507) 457-5151

Borrowing FAQs