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University of Minnesota Requests: Minnesota Library Storage (MLAC)

Follow the "Location (Get It)" tab in MnCAT for the Twin Cities to request items for campus delivery.

MLAC is a statewide facility for long-term storage of important but lesser-used items. Books or journals in MLAC not available from a patrons' own library system can be requested. Patrons requesting items that are available from their library system will be referred to that copy.

  • University of Minnesota affiliated patrons with a valid Library User ID can request material from MLAC to be delivered to an University of Minnesota, Twin Cities branch library for circulation.
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth patrons can also request items to be delivered to University of Minnesota, Duluth Library.
  • Items designated as "Non-Circulating" are restricted to use in Andersen Library only and cannot be sent to another library.
  • Please allow 2-5 workdays for retrieval and delivery of all items.

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. Patrons should allow 2-5 days for retrieval and delivery of items.

Returning Items to MLAC & Renewals

You can return or renew items at any Twin Cities Campus Library.


University of Minnesota patrons are subjected to University fines standards and procedures. MLAC does charge for lost or non-returned items with a minimum fine of $100.

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.