Interlibrary Loan

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Created Wed, Jul 29, 2020 7:44 PM by Linda Kramer
Updated Wed, Jul 29, 2020 8:59 PM by Linda Kramer