How do I request materials that Great River Regional Library does not own?

Please note: during the COVID-19 library closings, MNLINK is temporarily providing Minnesota residents with streamlined access to electronic resources from the University of Minnesota and select other institutions. Please note that due to licensing restrictions, some content may not be available. Physical lending across the state has been suspended. updated 5/27/2020.

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

  • Here are GRRL we pride ourselves on responding to patron requests! Complete the Suggest a Title online form and staff will review it to purchase or borrow from another library. Once the decision is made, the item will be requested on your account and sent to your library. If the item is not selected for purchase 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.