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Can't find a book in our online catalog or the Arrowhead Library System's Online Catalog? Try the Minnesota Library Information Network (MnLINK) Gateway. MnLINK Gateway provides you with access to public and academic libraries throughout Minnesota. You can search for books, journals, and media items such as videos or compact discs.

Read the tips below or go directly to MnLINK.

WARNING: Make sure the item you want is not in the Arrowhead System before requesting it through MnLINK; otherwise, your item will take longer to arrive.

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Tips for using MnLINK:

Before you search:

1--Sign in at the beginning. Even if you are only planning to browse the catalog, it is easier to sign in before you start than to go back if you find a book you want to borrow. You will need the barcode on your library card to sign in.

2--Do not enter a PIN/password.

3--Choose either "My Library" or "Arrowhead Library System" as your pick-up location.

While you search :

1--If you have a good idea of what you are looking for, it can be quicker to use the "Advanced Search" option rather than the "Basic Search".

2--If you see a title which interests you, you can save it to a list. That way, you can save a list of titles to look at later to narrow your search.

After you search:

1--If you decide you wish to request one or more titles from MnLINK Gateway, you can use the "Get It" button to have the title sent to the library of your choice.

2--IMPORTANT--You must confirm your pick-up library before you confirm you request. This is especially important if your library card is from one library and you wish to pick up the item at a different library.

Have a good search in MnLINK!



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