Minitex serves the three-state region of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Minitex is a publicly supported network of academic,
public, state government, and special libraries working cooperatively to improve library
service for their users in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. There is reciprocity
with Wisconsin libraries.
The Minitex program is funded by the Minnesota Legislature through the Minnesota Office of
Higher Education to serve Minnesota academic and state government libraries. Minitex is a joint
program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota State
Library Services (the Minnesota state library agency), a unit of the Minnesota Department of
Education, provides additional funding to support services for Minnesota libraries and library
Libraries in North Dakota participate in Minitex programs through a contract between Minitex
and the North Dakota State Library. In South Dakota, Minitex provides services funded by
contracts with the South Dakota State Library and South Dakota Library Network.
Minitex programs are coordinated by the Minitex staff located at the University of
Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries, which fills the majority of requests sent to the Minitex