Other Minnesota Library Requests: Minnesota Library Storage (MLAC)

Each row of the Minnesota Library Access Center's shelves can hold over 100,000 books.

Each row of the Minnesota Library Access Center's shelves can hold over 100,000 books.

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 transaction.


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 non-returned items.

MLAC: A Virtual Tour

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Take a slideshow tour of the Minnesota Library Access Center from the book's point of view, hosted by Bib the Book.