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Requesting an Item

Twin Cities Library can get you any item you want—whether we own it or not. If you would like to request a specific item (e.g., The Grapes of Wrath), simply follow the directions below.

Request Items from Other Libraries

  1. Select Request Item from the top of this page.
  2. Log in with your Saint Mary's username and password.
  3. Choose Book or Article (select Book if you are requesting a video).
  4. Fill out the form.
  5. Select Send Request.
  6. Select I Agree with the Terms.
  7. 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.
    • Most articles arrive within 1-2 business days. All articles are emailed directly to your Saint Mary's Gmail account. Some libraries only allow you to print and save their articles for one week, so check your Saint Mary's Gmail account frequently after submitting article requests.

Request Items Twin Cities Library Owns

Request books and DVDs from our library shelves by placing holds.

  1. Enter the title in quotes (e.g., "Dogs on the Farm") in SuperSearch.
  2. Find your book or DVD in the results list.
  3. Select Request Item.
  4. Select Sign In.
  5. Log in with your Saint Mary's username and password.
  6. Select Place Hold.
  7. Select Send Request.
  8. Success! You will receive a notification email when the item is ready for you to pick up.
    • If an item is currently checked out by someone else, you will receive an email when the item is returned.
    • All library items will be held for one week after the notification email is sent.
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