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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

Search MnPALS Plus to find print books from other Minnesota libraries. As Saint Mary's students, faculty, and staff, you are entitled to borrow books and DVDs from other libraries within the MnPALS consortium. Learn how to find and request books from MnPALS libraries below.

  1. On the main library homepage, mouseover the Articles, Books, & More menu and select Books & eBooks.
  2. Scroll down to Books & DVDs from Other Libraries, and select Minnesota Libraries.
  3. Search for an item using the title, author, subject, or ISBN/ISSN number. A keyword search can be done by leaving the search option at All Fields. Select Search.
  4. Narrow results by selecting Books or DVDs from the formats listed on the right.
  5. Browse titles, locations, and availabilities in the results list.
  6. Get the desired item.
    • Request it through interlibrary loan:
      • Select the title to request the item.
      • Select Request item at the bottom of the screen.
      • Log in with your Saint Mary's username and password (same as Blackboard, WebMail, and WebTools).
      • Select Place an ILL Request at the bottom of the screen.
      • Select the Submit Request button.
      • 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.
    • Pick it up at the MnPALS library:
      • Verify that the item is available.
      • Write down the location and call number.
      • Call the library to verify that the item is on the shelf.
      • Bring your SMU ID card to check out the item.
      • Contact us if you have any questions.

APA Citations

After selecting a specific title, you can obtain a preformatted APA citation by selecting the Cite this link.