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Library Information

Learn about Inver Hills Library services and policies.

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Fall/Spring Semester Hours:

In-person hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am - 6pm
  • Friday - 8am - 4pm

Virtual hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 8am - 9pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 6pm
  • Friday: 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm


Phone: 651-450-3625

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Welcome to the Inver Hills Library!

Mission Statement

The Library at Inver Hills Community College serves the educational, cultural, and leisure-time needs of our campus community by providing a variety of print and non-print materials as well as information services. The Library staff strive to make the library a welcoming space that encourages a passion for life-long learning.

Library Hours


Summer Semester Hours

May 30 -  Aug 3, 2023

Non-Class Day Hours 2023-2024


Upcoming Library Closures:



Mon-Thur: 8am - 6pm

Fri-Sun: Closed


Mon-Thur: 8am - 6pm

Fri-Sun: Closed


Summer Semester Breaks:

Mon-Thur: 8am - 4pm

Fri-Sun: Closed

Fall/Spring Semester Breaks:

Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm

Sat-Sun: Closed


Mon May 29

Mon June 19

Tues July 4


Contact Info and Library Staff

Contact Info

Main Library Phone Number: 651-450-3625    Main Library Email: 

Library Faculty and Staff

Julie Benolken, MLIS

Faculty Librarian - Instruction, Acquisitions
Office: L-123
Phone: (651) 450-3622

Brenda Besser, MLIS

Faculty Librarian - Instruction, Acquisitions, Serials 
Office: L-121
Phone: (651) 450-3798

Christy Noll, MLIS

Library Technician - Acquisitions, Serials, ILL
Office: L-120
Phone: (651) 450-3624

Jennie Simning, MLIS

Faculty Librarian - Instruction, Electronic Resource Management
Office: L-124
Phone: (651) 450-3452

Library Location

Map of Inver Hills campus.  Arrow pointing to Library Building.The Library is located on the 1st floor of the Library Building on the east side of campus.  

The most convenient parking is the Liberal Arts Lot located to the east of the Library Building.

While you may return your items directly to the Library during open hours, there is also a drop-box located outside the Southeast entrance to the Library Building for after-hours returns. 

Please visit the College website for directions to the Inver Hills campus:

What's in the Library?

What can I check out from the Library?  

Inver Hills Library has a collection of over 65,000 books, ebooks, reference materials, CDs, and DVDs.  The Library also subscribes to over 100 print journals and magazines, as well as over 50 online databases.  

Here are the checkout periods for each type of item.  Some items can be renewed for a longer checkout period.

  • Books for 28 days (faculty and staff may have them for one semester)
  • Periodicals for 7 days (some exceptions)
  • Feature film DVDs for 7 days (Limit 10 DVDs)
  • CDs for 7 days (Limit 10 CDs)
  • Reserve materials for 2 hours, 4 hours, or overnight
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) material loan periods are determined by the lending library

Reference books cannot be checked out, but users may photocopy needed information from them.  Instructors' audiovisual materials may not be checked out to students, but they may be viewed in the viewing room in the Library.

As a courtesy to all our users, we ask that individuals follow our circulation policies to ensure that materials are readily available to everyone.


What do I need to check out items?

Library items may be checked out by all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.  Please obtain a student ID card from the soft lounge area, located on the upper level of the College Center across from the Enrollment Center.

After you have a card, stop in the Library to get your library barcode activated.  You will need a library barcode to check out materials or book a study room.  Once your barcode is activated, you are ready to check out library items!


What else does the library have?

Computer Lab/Computers

Group Study Rooms

Silent Study Room


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