The BSU Interlibrary Loan Department delivers articles electronically via two methods: MEDD delivery (courtesy of Minitex), and BSU Library’s own electronic delivery service.

If you have a junk mail filter for your e-mail account, you must allow mail from these two senders: and

MEDD Delivery

For an item delivered by Minitex’s MEDD service, you will receive an e-mail from, with the subject line “‘Your Interlibrary Loan Material” and the following message:

Your requested material [#0000000] is available for pickup at: Login with the following information: E-mail = (your e-mail address), PIN = (a number that will be given in this message). Your material will be available on the website for 5 viewings or 7 days after email notification, whichever comes first.

At the pickup site, enter your e-mail address and PIN number in the boxes provided and click on “Log In.” To retrieve your document, click on the VIEW button in the Document column (the VIEW button will include an identifying number for your request). Your document will display in PDF format.

As you are informed in your e-mail message, your document will be available for 5 viewings  or 7 days after e-mail notification, whichever comes first, so either view, print, or save accordingly to retain your material.

You will need Adobe Acrobat (version 4.0 or newer) installed on your computer, in order to access your documents. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.

BSU Library Electronic Delivery

For an item delivered to you courtesy of BSU Library’s electronic delivery service, you will receive an e-mail from “BSU Interlibrary Loan” ( with the subject line “The article you requested” and the following message:

Your requested article is available at [hyperlinked URL]

Use this case-sensitive password: [password to use at URL above]

Please note the following time constraints:
* Once a file is retrieved, it remains available for thirty (30) days. After thirty days, the file will be removed from the Article Exchange site.
* Each document file can be retrieved a maximum of five (5) times for each URL/password combination.
* Files that are not retrieved remain available for 30 days following the original request date.  After 30 days, they are automatically removed from the Article Exchange site.
At the URL provided, input the password given in the e-mail.  Click on “Get my File.” Your document will open in a PDF format.  Please print or save your article in order to maintain access to it (note the time constraints listed above.)

If you receive an incomplete or incorrect article, or have any problem with receipt of an article, please contact the BSU Interlibrary Loan office at 218-755-3339 or email us.