About Resource Sharing

Beth Chekola of Minitex makes photocopies to fill an interlibrary loan request.

Beth Chekola of Minitex makes photocopies to fill an interlibrary loan request.

We retrieve needed materials from the libraries at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, or refer the requests to other libraries in the Minitex network—which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We have a reciprocal agreement with Wisconsin libraries. In addition, we refer requests to the Illinois State Library, as well as the University of Alberta and Lakehead University Library in Canada.

Whenever possible, articles are electronically transmitted directly to the patron's desktop or library. Most other materials are delivered via the overnight delivery system.

Learn More About Resource Sharing

  • University of Minnesota (MNU) Lending
    For non-profit libraries outside of the Minitex network, use MNU Lending to request items via interlibrary loan from the University of Minnesota, (symbol: MNU).
  • MnLINK
    Our MnLINK staff assists libraries and patrons in the use of the MnLINK Gateway, a statewide virtual library.

Resource Sharing News

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Resource Sharing News keeps readers up-to-date about interlibrary loan activities in the Minitex region.

Search MNLINK

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Use MNLINK to:

  • Search multiple libraries and databases at once.
  • Request materials.
  • Search the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) to view and download articles about numerous topics.