How Do I Request Materials That Great River Regional Library Does Not Own?

Once you have searched the catalog and determined that your selection is not owned by Great River Regional Library, you may choose one of two options.

  • Click on the Suggest a Title tab in the catalog and fill out the online form. There are also paper versions of this form available and staff will be happy to assist you with the process. Great River Regional Library staff will decide to either purchase the item or borrow it from another library system. Once the decision is made, the item request will be placed on your account. If the item is not selected and not available for Interlibrary Loan, you will be notified.
  • You may place an Interlibrary Loan request for an item from another Minnesota library yourself using the MnLink Gateway. This statewide service allows you to request material NOT OWNED by Great River Regional Library and have it delivered to your local library. You will need your entire Great River Regional Library card's barcode number to access this service.

For best results, use the Suggest a Title form for new materials within 6 months of publication, as other Minnesota libraries may not be willing to lend popular new items.