Minnesota Library Storage
Other Minnesota Library Requests: Minnesota Library Storage (MLAC)
The Minnesota Library Access Center is located 84 feet underground in a cavern 600 feet long, 70 feet wide, and 20 feet high.
Complete MLAC holdings are included in MnCAT, the University of
Minnesota's online catalog and MNLINK, the
statewide virtual library.
Items in MLAC are available for use by any Minnesota resident with a valid library card.
To request an item from MLAC:
- If you are student, faculty, or staff member on the Twin Cities campus, click on the "Get It" link.
- Users unaffiliated with the University of Minnesota should use the MLAC Paging Request Form.
Items can be requested through Minitex Resource Sharing for delivery
to your local library. Contact your library for more information and to place requests. Minitex also provides
Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) of articles and non-circulating items as
allowed by copyright law.
Items designated as "Non-Circulating" can only be used at the Archives and Special Collections reading room in the
Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank of the University
of Minnesota's Twin Cities Campus. Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Notice to All Users
On-Demand Paging Is Not Available at MLAC at this Time
Because of the unique, high-density storage conditions at MLAC, walk-in or on-demand
service is not available.
Returning Items to MLAC & Renewals
You can return or renew MLAC items at the library where you make your interlibrary loan
All fines and overdue notices will be handled by the host library that makes your
interlibrary loan transaction. MLAC charges a minimum of $100 for any lost or
MLAC: A Virtual Tour
Take a slideshow tour of the Minnesota Library Access Center from the book's point of
view, hosted by Bib the Book.