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 See also our Library Media and Information Science Program

This minor allows teachers to obtain a library credential and become a school librarian.

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Director of Library Services
Kelly Kornkven, 701-788-4816

Acquisitions, Interlibrary Loan, & Circulation
Shannon Hofer, 701-788-4815



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Computing policy: Students, faculty and staff of Mayville State University have priority in using the public access computers at the library.

Those who violate the computer policies of either the North Dakota University System or Mayville State University, or who, in the judgment of the library staff, use the library's computer inappropriately will forfeit the right to use any computer in the library.
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