MNLINK is a statewide system that serves as a discovery and interlibrary loan interface for library patrons and staff. Through our participating libraries, patrons have easy access to the catalogs of most libraries in Minnesota. The system also provides access to electronic resources that are available to Minnesotans. This includes electronic journals, images, and ebooks as well as access to the physical books that are held in libraries.
People across Minnesota use MNLINK to request materials not available at their local library. Because there are fewer staff working in library spaces, and many libraries are quarantining materials, requests are taking significantly longer to fill.
We've limited the number of requests per person to ensure that everyone has access, and that requests are filled in as timely a manner as possible. Local libraries and MNLINK staff will regularly assess the delivery volume and adjust limits up or down as needed to provide the best overall service.