Interlibrary Loan

Use interlibrary loan to request items that are not available at the Saint Paul Public Library.

Check the Saint Paul Public Library catalog first.

If the item is not available, use MNLINK to request an interlibrary loan from libraries throughout Minnesota.

"Not available" means:

  • The title is not owned by Saint Paul Public Library.
  • The library owns the title, but all copies are long overdue or missing.

If you can't find what you are looking for in MnLINK, please contact the library for assistance.

  • Interlibrary loan requests that are placed for items owned by the Saint Paul Public Library will be canceled.
  • New Items: If the item you are looking for has been published in the last 6 months, please make a suggestion for purchase instead of using interlibrary loan services.



You can have up to 10 active requests at a time. Requests are active from the time they are placed until the item has been returned to the owning library.

Frequently Asked Questions about interlibrary loan