Using the Library

Includes links to Student & Faculty tools and information regarding study rooms, testing, interlibrary loan, and other library services.

Library Brochure

This printable brochure provides additional information on the services offered through our College Library.

Circulation of Materials

Most Learning Resource and Technology Center (LRTC) resources check out for 21 days and can be renewed. Fines are not charged for overdue materials, but items must be returned to avoid placement of a hold on a student's record, preventing the student from registering for classes or receiving grades and transcripts. If individuals damage or lose materials, costs for replacement will be assessed.

Reference/Research Assistance

Ask an LRTC staff member for assistance in getting the right start to your project or assignment and in locating the best resources.

  • Adam Bezdicek, Librarian: Adam.Bezdicek@pine.edu, 320-629-5169
  • Laurie Jorgensen, Library and Information Services: jorgensenl@pine.edu, 320-629-5145

General LRTC phone number: 320-629-4546
AskMN for Research assistance after hours.

Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL)

A free service providing quick delivery of requested books, articles and other material from other libraries to the LRTC for student and faculty use. You can access and request materials through MnPALS or MnLink

MnPALS Plus

MnPALS Plus is a MnSCU-wide library catalog. It contains information about all of the digital and print resources in our library. It also contains information about resources available to you through other libraries within the MnSCU system. You can renew material you have checked out, search the library catalog, and request material from other libraries within the MnSCU system for pickup in the LRTC.

Learn more about MnPALS Plus

Access MnPALS Plus

Computer Use

The LRTC has 27 networked PCs available for catalog and database searching and also for computer assisted learning and e-mail access.

Computer Orientation

LRTC staff members assist in general computer orientation and online registration for classes.

Classroom Equipment

Faculty should contact the PTCC Helpdesk (helpdesk@pine.edu) for reservation of computer and audio-visual equipment for use in classrooms.

Make-up and Special Testing

All testing is done through the PTCC Testing Center. Please contact the test administrator, Kerry Fridstrom, at Fridstromk@pine.edu or call 320-629-4197. 

Photocopy and Fax Service

Students are able to photocopy and fax on the student printer in the LRTC; cost is 10 cents per page. LRTC staff members at the Service Desk are happy to assist.

Study Rooms, Tutoring, Testing

Due to increased college enrollment figures, use of Group Work/Quiet Study Rooms rooms must be reserved. To reserve a room, stop by the Learning Resource and Technology Center (LRTC) Service Desk, and register on the sign-up form. Please visit the special rooms page to see what is available.