The function of Byrnes-Quanbeck Library is to support the teaching and learning that is central to Mayville State University. The library supports the University's mission by providing materials that guide students into realizing their potential and enhancing their lives. The library strives to promote Mayville State's vision by making the library an environment where each individual can find what he or she needs. The library joins in the University's purpose by sharing the resources with the wider community and by helping all patrons find their way through the information-rich world.

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Search the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library Catalog or all North Dakota libraries.


See also our Library Media and Information Science Program

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

Library Hours:

Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00PM

Closed Holidays

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Online Resources provided by the Library

Books and More

Catalogs and databases for books and ebooks

Articles and More

Articles from newspapers, journals, and other periodicals

Multimedia Resources

Find videos, pictures, and other multimedia resources

Online Reference Sources

Online encyclopedias and tutoring services

Resources for Specific Classes

Librarian-designed pathfinders for specific courses

Video How-Tos

Videos that will show you how to use the library and its resources.

Resources by Division

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

Assistant Director & Technical Services
Aubrey Madler, 701-788-4814

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

Periodicals & Interactive Video Network (IVN)
Marjorie Fugleberg, 701-788-4817


Patrons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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.
Click here for the computing policy of the North Dakota University System.

I choose MSU because I’m from a small town, and I was intimidated by larger class sizes at different universities. MSU is also a lot more affordable than other places. I choose to major in science because I like seeing the parallels drawn between what I learn in class and what I see in the outside world.  

- Katelyn Ogburn