Aleph Workflow

Referrals to Minitex

For Aleph, Minitex (MII) and the University of Minnesota (MNU) are separate locations. Requests that are sent to MII with an ISBN/ISSN will not be resent to direct borrowing Aleph locations.

For requests that reach MII and do not have an ISBN/ISSN, our staff will assume direct borrowing locations were not previously checked and will refer to back to Aleph locations if an item is found to be owned at one of those libraries.


  • Requests are searched only at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus libraries.
  • If an item is not found, the status will be updated to "unfilled."
  • The same request may come back to Minitex using the "MII" symbol, and for those requests, we will be referring to other Minitex libraries as time allows.


  • Requests coming in without an ISSN/ISBN will be checked on MnCAT to locate University of Minnesota campus locations and at Hennepin County Library-Minneapolis Central. Items owned at these locations are retrieved by Minitex staff.
  • The status of requests will be updated to "Will Supply" when we refer the request off campus.
  • Please allow sufficient time for Minitex to refer the request to other libraries.

Choosing Referral Locations

When you set up the locations that you want to route requests to, make sure that any library you don't already borrow and lend to on a regular basis is willing to accept requests directly from your library. If you are not sure, give them a call.

Some smaller libraries with less interlibrary loan traffic are not on the Minitex delivery system. Filling a request for your library will mean that library will incur increased postage charges when they send items to you. Your library will also be paying postage expenses to return that item to the lender.

When your request comes through the Minitex office, it's likely that we will first try to fill it at a library that is on the delivery system, which saves time and postage costs.

Direct Borrowing

The following libraries are direct borrowing locations. If your location is included in this list, you should set up your institution's "potential supplier list" in Aleph with the following codes:


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Aleph Libraries in the Minitex Region


OCLC Code Library Name
ACO Riverland Community College – Austin
ANR Anoka Ramsey Community College – Coon Rapids
ANT Anoka Technical College
BNC Central Lakes College
CAD Minneapolis College of Art & Design
CKK Concordia College – Moorhead
D4W Dunwoody Institute
DT5 Lake Superior College
HCC Hibbing Community College
LCO Century College
MAG MN Attorney General's Office
MBE Bethany Lutheran
MCO Minneapolis Community & Technical College
MCR University of Minnesota, Crookston
MCV Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
MDF Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
MDH Minnesota Department of Health
MDN Minnesota Department of Natural Resource
MDT Minnesota Department of Transportation
MEG Minnesota Department of Trade & Economic Development
MFF Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Fergus Falls
MHS Minnesota Historical Society
MIC Itasca Community College
MIH Inver Hills Community College
MLR Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
MNB Bemidji State University
MNF College of St. Benedict
MNG Gustavus Adolphus
MNI Winona State University
MNJ St. John's University
MNS St. Scholastica College
MNM Minnesota State University, Mankato
MNR James J. Hill Reference Library
MNV Southwest Minnesota State University
MNY St. Mary's University – Winona
MRU Minnesota Department of Revenue
MSL Minnesota State Law Library
MST St. Cloud State University
MUC Perpich Center for Arts & Education
MUO Minnesota State University, Moorhead
NHE North Hennepin Community College
NOR Normandale Community College
NTC Northland Community & Technical College, Thief River Falls
P2D Rasmussen College
RCC University Center – Rochester
RRC Rainy River Community College
SBU Minnesota School of Business
VCC Vermillion Community College
WCO Ridgewater College, Willmar
WEH St. Cloud Technical College
WOR Minnesota West Community & Technical College – Worthington
X02 Pine Technical College
XOH Saint Paul Technical College
XOJ Metropolitan State University
XOR St. Mary's University – Twin Cities
XOS Alexandria Technical College
XOT Dakota County Techincal College
XOU South Central College – Faribault
XOV Hennepin Technical & Community College – Brooklyn Park
XOW Hennepin Technical & Community College – Eden Prairie
XOY South Central College – Mankato
XPO Riverland Community College – Albert Lea
XQC Anoka Ramsey Community College – Cambridge
XQG Minnesota West Community & Technical College – Granite Falls
XQH Ridgewater College, Hutchinson
XQJ Minnesota West Community & Technical College – Jackson
XQN Minnesota West Community & Technical College – Canby
XQP Minnesota West Community & Technical College – Pipestone
XPG Northwest Technical College, Bemidji
XQF Fond du Lac Tribal Community College
XX1 Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes
XX2 Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Moorhead
XX3 Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Wadena
XX4 Northland Community & Technical College, East Grand Forks

North Dakota

OCLC Code Library Name
DIP Dickinson Public Library – Billings County
LRJ Lake Reg State College
NBJ Bismarck State College
NDI Dickinson State University
NDJ Raugust Library, Jamestown College
NDS** North Dakota State Library
NDV Valley City State University
NGF Grand Forks Public Library
NMI Minot State University
NMY Mayville State University
NWQ North Dakota State University Library
UND University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library

**NDS refers on behalf of Minitex to the following libraries:

OCLC Code Library Name
BHE North Dakota State Health Department
BHR North Dakota State Highway Department
BHY North Dakota State Highway Department
BQR Q & R Health Sciences Library
BSF Minot State University, Bottineau
DHF Dakota Heartland Health System Medical Library
FGK Grand Forks Air Force Base Library
FGT U.S. Air Force, Minot Air Force Base Library
FSH Meritcare Health System Library
GFH Altru Hospital Medical Library
JSH North Dakota State Hospital Health Science Library
MGP Northern Great Plains Research Center Library
MTM Trinity Health
NIF NRI Med Library
NJA Alfred Dickey Public Library
NMD Mandan Public Library
NWY Williston Community Library
SA3 Saint Alexius Medical Center Library
TBI Trinity Bible College
UDJ USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
UNW Williston State College Library
VAH Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fargo
VLP Valley City Barnes County Public Library
WAP Wahpeton Public Library

South Dakota

OCLC Code Library Name
AML Alexander Mitchell Library – Aberdeen
BHS Black Hills State University E.Y. Berry Library Learning Center – Spearfish
DST Dakota State University – Madison
HPL Huron Public Library – Huron
LVE Vermillion Public Library – Vermillion
MIT Mitchell Public Library – Mitchell
MKE Avera McKennan Hospital Medical Library – Sioux Falls
NOS Northern State University – Aberdeen
PRN Presentation College Library – Aberdeen
RCP Rapid City Public Library – Rapid City
SBR Brookings Public Library – Brookings
SDA Augustana College Mikkelsen Library – Sioux Falls
SDD Siouxland Libraries – Sioux Falls
SDF University of Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls
SDS South Dakota State Library – Pierre
SDW Dakota Wesleyan University – Mitchell
SDY Mount Marty College – Yankton
SMT South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Devereaux Library – Rapid City
SNQ Madison Public Library – Madison
SPF Spearfish Public Library – Spearfish
USD University of South Dakota – Vermillion
WS$ University of South Dakota School Of Medicine, Lommen Health Sciences Library – Vermillion
ZWA Watertown Public Library – Watertown

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