Interlibrary loan

Your MNLINK account

  • Connect to and select “Login” from the top of the page. Select Hennepin County Library from the drop-down menu and use the barcode number from your library card along with your PIN.
  • Your library card must be registered with Hennepin County Library, and in good standing, which will allow you to request an item. See library cards for more information.
  • If you run into problems, and before contacting the library, please read MNLINK’s Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Note: If MNLINK does not accept your library card number, contact your preferred Hennepin County Library location to update on your account.

Requesting an item

  • Use basic or advanced search functions to enter your search terms.
  • Use advanced search to include details such as format, language, or year.
  • Locate item in results and click on the title or cover image to open the item record.
  • Select Request.
  • Choose your desired pick-up location; specify volume(s) or part(s), if necessary; and please include a note—if your request requires special attention.

If there is no record in MNLINK

  • If an item record cannot be found, visit your MNLINK account page and select “Title not found? Request here”. This will open a blank request form. Please fill in as much information as possible. Use resources such as WorldCat to locate bibliographic information.
  • If you need further assistance, please work with information staff at your preferred Hennepin County Library location.
  • If a lender can be found, you will receive notification from Hennepin County Library after the item arrives at your pickup location. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date.
  • If a lender is not found, a note will be placed in your library account.
  • Note: ILL staff cannot request materials outside of North America.

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