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The MNLINK transition continues to progress. The system is undergoing internal review, and training dates have been set. A news release is also available for libraries to share with their patrons and communities.

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The date of the new MNLINK transition, April 30, is quickly approaching, and our implementation teams have been hard at work. The Training Team has scheduled interlibrary loan training for all MNLINK public libraries, via Zoom, the week of April 15. Training for the public interface will be held April 24. If you believe you should have received a training notification, but did not, please contact your system ILL coordinator for more information.

The Communications Team has been updating MNLINK branding, creating new promotional materials, and drafting announcements. The transition will be an important time for all of us to communicate with established MNLINK users regarding changes to the platform, and also take the opportunity to promote MNLINK to new users. To that end, we hope you'll use the news release that follows in your library's communications.

The Next Chapter for MNLINK: Familiar Service, Fresh Experience

On Tuesday, April 30, MNLINK will change. You will still be able to request items from libraries across the state, but regular users will notice that the website is different. That’s because MNLINK is moving to a new software platform.

While it will look a bit different, under the hood, the service is still the same. You’ll continue to use your library barcode and PIN to log in and make requests. However, please be aware that any requests made prior to the transition won’t appear on the new system when you log in. Rest assured that library staff are working behind the scenes to fulfill those requests.

In preparation for the move, your library may temporarily limit the number of new requests. As with any software change, it’s likely there will be a few bumps in the road.  We’re doing all we can to help the process go smoothly, and we appreciate your patience.

If you haven’t discovered MNLINK yet, this is a great time to start. All you need is your library card and PIN to access a wide array of collections beyond your local library.

Written by

Gerri Moeller
Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Delivery
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