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United Tribes Technical College


The mission of the United Tribes Technical College Library is to provide an environment and materials that will promote post-secondary and technical knowledge, cultural values & wisdom for all UTTC students and staff.


  • To select, enhance and maintain the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) Library collection of resources that support UTTC curriculum and reflect the diversity of Native American groups.
  • To provide reference and library skills for UTTC students and staff.
  • To facilitate interlibrary loan and document delivery to students and staff.
  • To provide qualified professional personnel and well-trained work-study (LTE) students to service UTTC students and staff.
  • To be an integral part of UTTC’s process for the improvement of education

Policies Statement

Although the UTTC Library welcomes all users, our collections and facilities are primarily intended for our college community. Therefore, we aim to provide an environment that is conducive to research, reading, and study. In order to maintain such an environment, the following policy will be enforced by the Librarian and other library staff.

Behavior Policy

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

Anyone who behaves inappropriately in the Library will be given a verbal warning. If the inappropriate behavior continues, the patron will be asked to leave the Library.

If an individual refuses to comply with a request to cease inappropriate behavior or to leave the Library, Campus Security will be notified.

Inappropriate behavior may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Loud or excessive noise.
  • Theft or mutilation of Library materials.
  • Patrons under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Harassment of any kind: physical, verbal or sexual directed at other Library patrons or at Library staff.
Cell Phones & Electronic Devices

Use of cell phones is not allowed in the Library. Please turn off all ringers, pagers, etc. upon entering the Library.

Audiobooks/CD/DVD players must be used with a headset.

Library video and DVD players must be used with a headset.

The sound on laptop PCs should be turned off. Laptop computers must be used with a headset or the sound off.

Food & Beverages

Food and beverages are allowed in the Library.

Drinks are encouraged to be in spill-proof containers.

No food or beverages are allowed on the computer tables.


Parents or guardians are responsible for the safety, care, and supervision of children of any age in the Library.

Children under 12 may not be left unattended in the Library.

The Library does not censor Library materials. Therefore, supervision or restriction of a minor’s access to the Internet or other Library material is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

Parents or guardians of children who are disruptive will be asked to remove their children from the Library.

Parents or guardians will be held responsible for damage caused to Library property by their child(ren).

Eligible Borrowers/Borrowing Privilege

The UTTC Library has a prime responsibility to serve the students, faculty, and staff of the college. The secondary mission of the library is to provide materials and service to the patrons of the consortium libraries of Central Dakota Library Network (CDLN). Also, the UTTC Library supports service to the residents of North Dakota through ND networks systems and the North Dakota Library Association’s Network for Knowledge.

A valid UTTC Library card or CDLN member library card is required to check out materials. Applications are available at the Library circulation desk. Proper I.D. is required. UTTC Online students can contact the librarian by telephone at (701) 255-3285 x1282 to get a library card. Patrons who are not in good standing at CDLN member libraries will be denied borrowing privileges. Questions concerning Library circulation policies should be directed to the Librarian at (701) 255-3285 x1282.

All UTTC Library cardholders are asked to keep their contact information up to date. Please supply the librarian with any change of address or phone number.

Loan Periods

Materials are normally checked out for one month. Exceptions are made at the end of each semester. Due date will not be longer than the end of the semester.

Materials can be renewed for two weeks if there are no holds on the item. Renewals can be made in person, online or by telephone (701)255-3285 x1282.

Confidentiality of Records

All circulation transactions will be kept confidential. Under no circumstances (except under court order) will a Library employee give out any information about a patron or about who has charged out an item.


Holds may be placed on items that are checked out or at any CDLN member library. When the item is received at the Library you will be notified by phone. Holds may also be placed at the Circulation Desk or online.

Fines/Lost Items

UTTC does not charge overdue fines.

UTTC Library cardholders are responsible for any fines or fees incurred on their card from overdue or lost items from CDLN member libraries.

Charges for lost or damaged items are the replacement cost or the cost to replace the item with a comparable item if the title is out of print. In addition, there is a processing fee of $10.00 per item. UTTC students are responsible for any lost/damaged items checked out by their children/guardians at the Theodore Jamerson Elementary School Library.

Library “Blocks” are sent to the UTTC Registrar’s office. The UTTC Registrar will place a library hold on the students UTTC record and the student will not be able to get a transcript until this “Block” is cleared. Library “Blocks” are removed from the student’s record immediately when all charges have been cleared.

Contact Info

Education Building

Phone: 701.221.1782