Many materials not owned by the
Duluth Public Library may be borrowed for you from other libraries.
This service is almost always free.
Always check the
Library catalog before placing an interlibrary loan request.
may be requested through interlibrary loan:
may not be requested:
- Books, CDs and videos published more than 6 months ago
- DVDs released more than 12 months ago
- Photocopies of articles
from magazines not owned by the Duluth Public Library
materials, please fill out a Request
for Purchase form.
owned by or on order for the Duluth Public Library
- Books and CDs
that have been released in the last 6 months
- DVDs that have
been released within the last year
- Entire issues
- Computer software
3 ways to request an item through interlibrary loan:
- Stop at one of the service desks
at the Main Library or the branch libraries.
- Call 730-4200;
press 5 for Nonfiction, 6 for Fiction & Media or 4 for Youth
- Find your title in the MnLink
Gateway and fill out the online form. See the green box below
for help in searching MnLink.
- Go to the MnLink
- Click Sign In.
- If your library card barcode
begins 22510 and you are unable to sign in to MnLink, please
stop at the checkout desk the next time you're at the Library.
- Enter your library card barcode
number. No PIN/Password is needed for Duluth Public Library or
Arrowhead Library System cards
- Choose a Pick Up Location.
To choose the Duluth Public Library (Main Library or
- My Library - if your library card barcode begins
- Duluth Public Library - if your library card barcode begins
- You will see the Basic Search
page. Enter your search terms (author, title or subject words)
in the box labeled Enter Keywords and click the Search
button. (Note: keep your search simple. MnLink searches library
catalogs statewide. Less-complicated searches will likely yield
more results.) Or you may click on Advanced Search in
the column on the left.
- At the Search Results
page, click on Details to see that the item found is the
one you want. If so, click Get It! to place a request
for this item.
- You will see the My Requests
page with details about this item. Click on Request via ILL
or Get It!
- Choose a Pickup Location
from the dropdown menu in the middle of the screen. This is where
you can choose to pick up materials at the Main Library, Mt Royal
Branch Library or West Duluth Branch Library.
- Click Submit
- Click Sign Out when you
- If you want to enter additional
information to limit the search (for example, if you want a DVD
or a specific volume or edition), enter the information in the
- For journal articles or multi-volume
sets, please complete the Part Details section of the
form. Request only one article, volume or part per form.
- Enter any other special instructions
in the Special Instructions box. This may increase
the amount of time before your request is filled.
- A date is automatically filled
in on the "This item not needed after" field. If necessary,
modify that date using this formula:
DD MMM YYYY
(28 JUN 2009)
Call the Interlibrary Loan office
at 730-4228 if you have questions.
Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802