Welcome to the library!

Welcome to the M State library! We're here to help and support you during your academic journey with everything from research help, finding a great new book to read, to locating the right person on campus if we cannot help. We strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment committed to embracing, nurturing, and developing independent learners. Read below for all the different ways to contact us.

Campus hours

  • Detroit Lakes: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Fergus Falls: Closed for the summer 
  • Moorhead:  Closed for the summer 
  • Wadena: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

*Hours may vary during summer semesters.

Virtual library support is available

M State's library team is here to help when you can't be on campus.

D2L: You are automatically enrolled in the Library Resources course in D2L Brightspace. To get to D2L, log into SpartanNet and click on D2L Brightspace. Go to your course list (the icon that looks like nine squares at the top of the page) and select Library Resources. 

For assistance in navigating an online course, log into D2L and, under the Academic Resources drop-down menu, click on How to Use D2L Brightspace.


Visit the D2L Tutorial

Email: For library questions, contact During the summer months this email is checked less often; if you have an urgent question, contact the Support Center at 877.450.3322.

Resource links

M State LibGuides

LibGuides (or Library Guides) are subject guides developed by librarians to help students, faculty and staff find library and online resources for their courses more easily. M State’s LibGuides also feature curated collections of links to open educational resources (OERs). Students and faculty can request the creation of new guides for courses or specific research topics by reaching out to M State library staff.

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Find books, videos, etc.

Library services and help

Our library staff

Picture of Kari Oanes

Kari Oanes
College Librarian

Doreen Hauge
Detroit Lakes Library Technician

Lori Harper
Wadena Library Technician

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