Interlibrary Loan

Use MNLINK to search other Minnesota libraries for items that Carver County Library doesn't own (if the item is less than a year old use this form to request it). 

Once you get started so a search using either the basic or advanced search options- the advanced lets you cut down on your results list by searching more than one field at a time (i.e. you can do a title and author search).  

When you find the item you want click the “Get it!” button to submit your request (if it's your first request, you'll need to select your library). The library will notify you when your item arrives at the library (it takes around three weeks or so).  MNLINK emails you if your item is unavailable at the time of your request.


  • How do I contact MnLINK directly?
  • Where can I get more information about MnLINK?
  • I received an email telling me that my request was not filled. What do I do?
  • I never received the item I requested. Why wasn’t I notified?
  • My login was not successful. Why?
  • Where do I return MnLINK items?
  • How long does it take for an item to arrive?
  • How do I cancel a request?
  • How do I track my requests?
  • Can I specify that I want an item from the closest library? Wouldn’t that be the quickest and shortest route?
  • If a popular item is unavailable at my home library because of long request lists, can I request it through MnLINK?
  • Can I request recently published items through MnLINK?
  • What kinds of materials can I request?