The University of North Dakota supports the largest library system in the state of North Dakota. With holdings of over 1.6 million volumes, as well as microforms and audiovisual materials, and access to over 62,500 online journals and databases, the UND libraries are dedicated to providing access to and information about scholarly resources in many different formats. The UND libraries are a major resource for students and researchers on campus or at a distance. The University’s library system includes the Chester Fritz Library and other libraries (Energy & Environmental Research Center, F.D. Holland Jr. Geology Library, Music Library, and the Wilson M. Laird Core & Sample Library), plus the Thormodsgard Law Library and the Health Sciences Library, which serve the graduate professional schools of law and medicine.
The Chester Fritz Library’s holdings support research and learning in the diverse fields of study within the University. The libraries serve as a major depository for state and federal documents, as well as providing reference service for patents and trademarks. The Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections includes published works, records and manuscripts documenting state and regional history and the history of the University of North Dakota.
The UND libraries are major contributors to the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN), a statewide online catalog of library collections and resources. Through ODIN, students and researchers may search for information about materials held in the University of North Dakota libraries and in other libraries throughout the state.
The University’s libraries are members of many national and regional library consortia. Through these cooperative arrangements, the UND libraries are able to access and acquire information resources not held locally.
The UND Libraries provide many services, including assistance with Research Data Management Plans, Open Educational Resources, assistance with Digital Humanities projects, consultations regarding library resources or services for grant-writing, consultations regarding journal and citation analysis services for tenure or promotion dossiers, consultations regarding scholarly publishing, reference assistance, classes in information literacy, and consultations on specialized research topics. Librarians also team with faculty in presenting information in the classrooms.
Access to additional information about the libraries is available through the University of North Dakota homepage: http://und.edu/libraries.cfm.