Collections at Darrell W. Krueger Library

The Krueger Library supports teaching of and research for the academic programs of the University. The library has over 479,855 print and e-volumes comprised of more than:

  • 344,659 print books
  • 125,000 bound periodicals
  • 34,000 electronic journals
  • 8,000 videos and DVDs
  • more than 50,000 e-books and texts
  • access to over 100 databases

The library is also a U.S. Federal Depository with over 20,000 government resources in paper and 100,000 in microfilm formats.


WSU Library Catalog

The Library Catalog provides access to WSU’s collection including books, e-Books, DVDs, periodical subscription titles and government documents.

It also includes collections such as Reference, Juvenile Literature, Curriculum, Legal Reference, Periodicals and Digital Sound Online. 

The WSU Library Catalog is a part of the MnPALS consortium, which hosts a combined catalog composed of the collections of Minnesota State system libraries, private libraries and state libraries.

WorldCat Catalog

WorldCat is a catalog of collections of over 72,000 libraries, including Krueger Library’s holdings. Many of items in WorldCat can be requested through the library’s interlibrary loan service.

Reference Collection

The reference collection is composed of specialized encyclopedias and resources that support the curriculum at WSU. It is an excellent starting point for developing a research topic or delving into resources for advanced research. This collection also has general dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias and handbooks.

The library subscribes to Reference Universe which is an online index for much of the print reference holdings. The library also subscribes to the Credo Core Reference Collection.


The library provides access to scholarly, popular and professional publications through a combination of subscription and publicly accessible databases. 

Databases contain a variety of levels of access to articles (citation, abstract or full-text), book chapters, books and other publications. WSU databases are organized by subject and by title.

Krueger Library Periodicals

The library provides access to over 125,000 bound periodicals, 34,000 electronic journals and microform holdings. For complete library periodical holdings please check our Periodicals List.

Krueger Library Digital Sound Collection

For curricular purposes select music from the WSU collection has been digitized. Music and sound are available streamed by single file/song. This collection is available only on campus (or using VPN) through the library's catalog.

Additional information and uncataloged music is available via our Digital Sound Collection guide.

Special Collections & Archives

The Krueger Library’s Special Collections & Archives collects, preserves and provides access to the primary source materials relating to the University’s history, examples of fine printing and other objects that support the study, teaching and research of Winona State University.

Digital Collections

The Krueger Library Digital Collections include:

  • WSU City Newspapers
  • Winonan- WSU Student Newspaper Archive (1921-2011)
  • Wenonah- WSU Student Yearbook (1901, 1911-1971, 1973, 1974 and 1976)
  • WSU Alumni magazine
  • WSU Library Archives photographs (select photographs)
  • WSU Public Art Collection

Government Documents

The library is a U.S. Government Select Depository with over 20,000 documents in paper and 100,000 in microfilm formats. Contact Vernon Leighton at for more information.