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Library Services: Library Cards

Types of Patron Cards

Patron Types

MSUM Students, Faculty, and Staff: Your active Dragon ID is required for access to all Library services. Please carry it with you any time you visit the Library. If you lose or damage your ID, a new one can be obtained at the IT Help Desk, at LI 122.

MSUM Alumni: Upon graduation, alumni can request an MSUM Alumni VIP Card from the University's Alumni Foundation. This card grants the same borrowing privileges to alumni as those given to Community Borrowers, except that MSUM alumni are not charged a yearly renewal fee.

Community Borrowers: Local residents who have no formal affiliation with MSUM are welcome to apply for a Community Borrower card. These cards:​

  • cost $20 a year
  • must be obtained using a valid driver's license or other government issued ID
  • cannot be transferred to another person -- one card for one patron
  • do NOT include off-campus access to the Library's subscription electronic databases
  • do NOT include access to the Library's interlibrary loan service
  • will NOT be issued to children

Individuals interested in applying for a Community Borrower card must bring a valid driver's license or other government issued ID as well as a $20 fee to the Library's Main Circulation Desk where they will complete an application. Once their application is approved, these patrons will receive an active library ID card.

Other Affiliated Patrons: Students, faculty, and staff formally affiliated with North Dakota State University (NDSU), Concordia College, Minnesota State Community & Technical College (M|State), and North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) may present their active institutional ID to make use of the Livingston Lord Library. Please check at the Main Circulation Desk for more information.