If we don't have a book on our shelves, consider using interlibrary loan (ILL) to borrow a copy from another library. There are three circles of ILL, with each requiring more time before items arrive. You should search them in this order.
- TdS catalog (or switch "Search other Libraries" in the MLC Catalog to All TdS Libraries or the library of your choice): South-central Minnesota public libraries. Use the Request it button and log in with your barcode number and password. Allow 2-5 days if the item isn't currently checked out.
- MNLINK: Minnesota public and academic libraries. Use Request Item button. Service should restart for MLC in mid-August 2020. Allow 10-14 days for items to arrive. You can also get articles through MNLINK if we don't have them in our databases. In many cases, they are delivered digitally within a few hours.
- Other ILL: US libraries. Fill out the request form, and library staff will attempt to find the book for you. Allow at least two weeks for items to arrive.