Interlibrary Loan

Borrow books and other items from other library systems.


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.

Use the old MnLINK Gateway on library catalog computers and with other web browsers that don't work with the current MNLINK site.


You can have up to 10 active interlibrary loan requests in MNLINK at a time.

Requests are active from the time they are placed until the item has been returned to the owning library.

Status of Interlibrary Loan Items May Be Incorrect!

Mobile App

  • Items that are "in transit" may show as ready for pick-up. You will receive notification when an item is ready to pick up. If you have any questions, please contact your library to confirm an interlibrary loan item's status.
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