INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Holds and Checked Out Items Are Not Displaying for Patrons with Interlibrary Loans

Patrons with interlibrary loan items on hold or checked out are not seeing ANY of their holds or checked out items and are not able to place additional holds. Please use the classic catalog, opens a new window to see all holds, checked out items, and to place additional holds.

Status of Interlibrary Loans Items May Be Incorrect!

Interlibrary Loan items that are "in transit" are showing as "ready for pickup" in the mobile app and in the classic catalog. Please contact the library for more information on the status of your interlibrary loan items.

Use interlibrary loan to request items that are not available at the Saint Paul Public Library.

"Not available" means:

  • The title is not owned by Saint Paul Public Library.
  • The library owns the title, but all copies are long overdue or missing.

Please check the Saint Paul Public Library catalog first, to make sure we do not own the item. Interlibrary loan requests that are placed for items owned by the Saint Paul Public Library will be canceled.

New Items

If the item you are looking for has been published in the last 6 months, please make a suggestion for purchase instead of using interlibrary loan services.

If we do not own the item, use MNLINK to request an interlibrary loan from libraries throughout Minnesota.

Limits

You can have up to 10 active requests at a time. Requests are active from the time they are placed until the item has been returned to the owning library.

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