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Article Exchange

OCLC's Article Exchange is an electronic delivery option for all libraries. The Article Exchange document-sharing site provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents, and library users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. This site adds convenience, security, and enhanced copyright compliance to article sharing through interlibrary loan. Article Exchange is accessible from within the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service.

Libraries can choose Article Exchange as their preferred method of delivery from Minitex. (If MEDD delivery is indicated on a request, MEDD will be the first choice.) When we have confirmed your library's preference for Article Exchange delivery, you will not need to indicate that you want an item delivered via "Article Exchange" on each request.

Receiving Items via Article Exchange from Minitex

If your ILL office has not received electronic documents before, and would like to receive items via Article Exchange from Minitex, contact Carol Nelson or Kyle Triska.

When a request is filled using Article Exchange, OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad Users will see an alert that will include a link and information to retrieve the article. For libraries using other methods to request interlibrary loan materials from Minitex, an email message will include a unique URL and password that will allow the user to retrieve the document. The document remains available for a maximum of five views, or 30 days, whichever occurs first. Libraries should advise their patrons to print or save the document before the access expires.

Using Article Exchange for Delivery from Your Library to Minitex

If you would like to use Article Exchange for delivery from your library to Minitex, email Include the Minitex referral request number in the email subject line.

Resource Sharing News

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


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Use MNLINK to:

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