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Finding Books from Other Libraries - Twin Cities Library, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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Finding Books from Other Libraries

Searching for Books from Other Libraries

  1. Select Books from Other Libraries on the library homepage (located below the SuperSearch search box).
  2. Search for an item using the title, author, subject, or ISBN/ISSN number.
  3. Select the title of the item in your search results.
  4. Select Request Item, located under Check Availability.
  5. Select Sign In.
  6. Log in using your Saint Mary's username and password.
  7. Select Request Interlibrary Loan.
  8. Select Send Request.
  9. Select I Agree with the Terms.
  10. Success! Most books and DVDs arrive to Twin Cities Library within 1-4 business days. When the item arrives, we will email your Saint Mary's Gmail account. You can ask us to mail the item to your home address for free by responding to the notification email.

Borrowing Privileges at MnPALS Libraries

As Saint Mary's students, faculty, and staff, you may borrow books and DVDs directly from other libraries within the MnPALS consortium.

Picking Up Books at MnPALS Libraries

  1. Verify that the item is available by checking the catalog on the affiliated library's website (view a list of affiliated libraries).
  2. Write down the location and call number of the book.
  3. Call the library to verify that the item is on the shelf.
  4. Bring your Saint Mary's ID card to check out the item.
  5. Contact us if you have any questions.