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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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WorldCat & Interlibrary Loan Requests: Home

We are working with vendors to solve this issue as soon as possible.

In WorldCat use the search bar to search for the title or topic of your book.

type the title or topic word in the search bar and hit the search button

For all items not offered through Memorial Library, you will need to request the item. Follow the directions below to request an item.

First, click on the title of the item you want to borrow. 

Click on the title of the item you want to request

Book details should appear next to the book, along with a large "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button. Click this button.

Click on request item through interlibrary loan button to request book

This shaded section explains our temporary work around

In the next window you will see a purple Library Services header, but otherwise the page is blank.
Scroll to the end of the URL and look for:

ctx_id=somenumbers&

Delete that segment from the URL & press the enter key.

Toward the end of the URL address delete ctx_id=numbers& then press enter

With this deletion, your book information should display and you can complete the regular ILL request process

On the next screen under the how to get it section sign in with your StarID

After signing in, a form will include automatically filled-in information about the book. Double check the information to make sure it is correct. Click Send Request to continue.  

After signing in, a form with automatically filled out information will appear. Double check the information for the book to make sure it is correct. Most articles will be sent and accessed online. Click Send Request to continue

Next agree to the copyright terms in order to complete your request.

Agree to copyright terms

The next screen should confirm that your request as been placed.

Look for the confirmation that the ILL request was successful

An alternative option is to manually fill-in our blank Interlibrary Loan form. Please complete this form carefully with as much information as possible. Incomplete/incorrect information may lead to delays in ordering your item.

Blank Interlibrary Loan Form
StarID login is required.

Proceed to WorldCat

If you have any questions, please talk to a librarian. 

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