The A. C. Clark Library Interlibrary Loan welcomes requests from all libraries. When requesting materials, please observe our policy guidelines listed below. Please address all inquiries to our interlibrary loan staff at the following:


Phone: (218) 755-2968 (voicemail available)

Methods of Transmission

Average turnaround time: 1 day
ILL Symbols: MNB (MnPALS, OCLC, Minitex Delivery)
Memberships: Minitex, PALS, Northern Lights Library Network, LVIS, OCLC
Groups of libraries for which we waive fees: all U.S. Libraries

Lending Policy Guidelines


We lend items for 90 days and grant 30-day renewals on a case-by-case basis. Materials are sent Minitex delivery or USPS mail.

Electronic Materials

Digital copies are provided if request is 75 pages or less. Photocopies are sent via Article Exchange.

Non-circulating Items

Bound periodicals (will scan article and send digitally), microform (will scan article and send digitally), reference materials, items on course reserve, Special Collections materials, Popular Reading collection books less than 6 months old and DVDs designated for in-house/faculty use only.

International Lending

We will provide photocopies from periodicals and microforms to international libraries.


United States: Free lender.
International: Free lender.

Lost Materials

Accepts replacement cost or acceptable item replacement.

Billing Procedure

Invoice will be sent for lost items. For libraries, we wait for you to request an invoice before sending.

Note: Service may be suspended over holidays and semester breaks.