Borrow and Renew

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Borrow and Renew

At the Front Desk of the library, you can check out books and videos, pick up resource sharing and reserve items, and renew books in person. You will need your WSU ID, a card from another MnPALS library, a courtesy card, or a photo ID.

Borrowing Items

Students, faculty and staff can check out:

  • Main Collection books for 91 days
  • Curriculum Collection books for 7 days
  • DVDs for 21 days

Books may be recalled at any time after 28 days. Resource sharing items are determined by the lending library.

Due Date Notifications

Krueger Library sends due date notifications to the email address associated with your library account.

Everyone is responsible for returning library materials by their due dates. You may check your due dates any time by logging onto My Account.

Renewing Items Online

Materials can be renewed three times. Renewals may be denied if the item is requested by another patron. 

To renew items online:

  • Go to My Account and log in using your StarID and password.
  • Select your name from the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select My Loans from the menu.
  • Select the Renew link next to the item you wish to renew.
  • You can renew more than one item by using the check boxes in front of the item, then choose Renew All.

Overdue Items

For 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 will be removed if you return the overdue item.

For faculty and staff, if an item is overdue for 7 days, your library account may be blocked.

Resource sharing holds and charges are determined by the lending library.

Courtesy Cards

Courtesy cards let you can check out items from the Krueger Library without a WSU ID and let you use the public computers.

Community members and alumni can obtain a card by filling out an application and presenting a valid photo ID at the Front Desk.

Community members between the ages of 16-18 must fill out an application, present a valid photo ID card that includes your birth date at the Front Desk, and have a parent or legal guardian present to co-sign the application to get a card. Those under 16 are not eligible for courtesy cards.


Retired WSU faculty and staff are eligible to borrow from the library. However, you need to contact the Front Desk to update your information as a retiree. Afterwards, your login will be a barcode number instead of your StarID, and you'll have a new password.

Contact the Front Desk

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Front Desk
175 W. Mark St.
Winona, MN 55987