Dear University of North Dakota Community,
It is my great pleasure to welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff to the University of North Dakota libraries. The Chester Fritz Library, Gordon Erickson Music Library, F. D. Holland Geology Library, and the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Library, along with our colleagues in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Library and the Thormodsgard Law Library, offer impressive collections, expertise, services, technology, and spaces to support student success and faculty excellence in research and teaching.
The research collections across these facilities are extensive to support UND scholars. The Chester Fritz Library (CFL) is the largest library in the state of North Dakota, holding more than two million print and non-print items. The F. D. Holland Geology Library is the largest geoscience library in the upper Midwest, and the Gordon Erickson Music Library houses the most extensive music collections in North Dakota, the surrounding states, and northwestern Minnesota.
I invite you to visit the libraries in person, as CFL is open almost 100 hours each week in Fall and Spring, while our digital resources are accessible 24/7. Students, we have a variety of study rooms, quiet alcoves, inspiring reading rooms, and technology available to support your academic success. And this year we are expanding our programs and outreach to students, faculty, and the broader Grand Forks community. I hope you’ll join us, and I invite you to contact any member of our library team to answer your questions, develop collaborations, or help navigate our services and resources.
Warm regards and welcome,
Rebecca BichelDean of Libraries and Information Resources The University of North Dakota