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Minitex offers a broad and high-quality set of state-funded resources for use in the classroom. All these resources are now accessible via a single, concise webpage. Read more to learn how Minitex can help you make this school year the best it can be!

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Now that the school year is off and running, it's time to consider all of the high-quality content and support that is available statewide to Minnesota's students and educators. Minitex offers the K-12 community a broad set of state-funded resources. These include:

  • eLibrary Minnesota: Encyclopedia, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, plus multimedia, primary sources, and more
  • Ebooks Minnesota: Minnesota's statewide ebook collection for readers of all ages
  • Minnesota Digital Library: Historical content from Minnesota's cultural heritage organizations, all in one place
  • Resource Sharing: Obtain article full text or physical book copies on loan for student researchers

Our cooperative purchasing model enables us to offer discounts on e-resources and other products for your school library. Minnesota libraries saved approximately $4.5 million in fiscal year 2022 by purchasing through Minitex.

  • Shop Minitex: Discounted prices on a wide variety of products for libraries
  • E-Resources: Discounted purchase and subscription options on a wide variety of library e-resources

Do you or your students need help? We have dedicated channels to provide prompt assistance.

  • AskMN: Online reference service staffed by librarians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Helpdesk: Send a question or comment to our Helpdesk and a Minitex staff member will respond ASAP

Bookmark our new Resources for K-12 Schools page so you have quick access to all these resources any time. Minitex is here to help you make this school year the best it can be.

Interested in learning how to maximize your use of all of these services and to customize them to your school? Minitex staff are here to help. Fill out a Request for Instruction/Consultation to start the conversation.

About Minitex

Minitex is a state-funded library organization located at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Our mission is to strengthen libraries, cultural institutions, and the communities they serve. We connect libraries and individuals with information, ideas, and experiences to enrich lives and strengthen communities.

Written by

Ann Kaste
Electronic Resources Librarian
Zach Miller
Head of Communications
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State-funded resources for students, teachers, and media centers