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The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota houses an extensive collection of Chinese language textbooks and supplementary materials including workbooks, CDs, software and flashcards. There is also a selection of Chinese films, television programs and serials. Additionally, there are many bilingual books about Chinese culture, including topics such as Chinese cities, cooking, literature, travel and philosophy. These materials are available to anyone interested in learning more about Chinese language and culture. To check-out materials, an account must be set up using a driver's license or state ID.
2013 Holiday Hours
Closed: Jan. 1, May 27, July 4, Sept. 2, Nov. 28, Nov. 29, Dec. 23-25
Closed Evenings: Dec. 31, 2013-Jan. 20, 2014
Regular Confucius Institute resource center hours are:
If you cannot make it to the resource center during regular hours, please contact the Confucius Institute to make an appointment at an alternate time.
The resource center catalog is available for online access to search, reserve, and request materials to be shipped.
Borrowers can set up an account using their driver’s license or state ID.
Borrowers may check out five items at a time.
Materials can be returned during library hours or during University of Minnesota Confucius Institute business hours (M-F 8:00 – 4:30)
The borrowing period is four weeks. Late fees accrue at $.50 per day.
Provide an e-mail address when setting up your account to receive notices about upcoming due dates and late fees.