To have materials shipped to you, you need to fill out the "Request for Document Delivery Service" online.
Fill out and submit this form! Make sure to list your current address, as this will be the address we'll send the materials to.
Please note that it will take two business days to process this form.
If you plan to check out books when you visit campus, you will need a MavCard. A MavCard is not needed if you use our document delivery system to have materials shipped to you. If you already have a MavCard, you can skip on to the next step. If not, keep reading and apply for your MavCard today.
First, go to the Extended Learning Website at www.mnsu.edu/mavcard/extlearning . This is and where you, as a distance student, need to apply for a MavCard.
Fill out the form on this page in order to request a MavCard
You will need to have MavCard in order to complete the rest of the steps. Getting a MavCard may take a few days.
With the document delivery form submitted, you can request Library materials be sent to you through WorldCat.
To use WorldCat, go to the Library's home page and find the WorldCat link, usually just below the MavScholar search.
From here, search for your book or other library item.
You can filter your requests by format, author, date, or language. If you want to request books specifically from our direction, look for the note "Held by: Minnesota State University, Mankato."
Once you find an item that you want, click on the title.
Then, you'll see a "Distance Request" or "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button. Click on it.
It will redirect you to a library item page. Under the How to Get it section, sign in using your StarID and password.
Click on InterLibrary Loan in the How to get it section on the next screen.
It will generate a form that will automatically fill with information about the item. Double check the information to make sure it is correct. Please note, that for location, it will say Memorial Library but we will know to ship the item to you.
If everything is in order, click Send Request to continue.
Next agree to the copyright terms in order to complete your request.
The next screen should confirm that your request has been placed.
You are responsible for getting loaned materials back to the library on time. You can return items either in person or by mail. If you choose to return items by mail, please allow extra time so the materials can get back to Memorial Library by the due date.
Many Minnesota Libraries will do a courtesy book return using the Minitex Courier system. That means they will send it back to MSU for you. You should ask your local Library for details. Community colleges or academic colleges are usually a good place to ask as well.
If you intend to return the items yourself, you can mail the items to:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002-8419
If you have any trouble concerning books or finding books, please talk to a librarian.
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