Items in Constant Demand

Last Updated: April 24, 2014

The following items are "in constant demand" and therefore will not be available through Minitex:


These titles are unlikely to be available in any format, including spoken audiocassette and CD.

  • 10% Happier / Dan Harris
  • Alex Cross, Run / James Patterson
  • Allegiant / Veronica Roth
  • The Auschwitz Escape / Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Be Careful What You Wish For / Jeffrey Archer
  • Best Kept Secrets / Sandra Brown
  • The Blood Sugar Solution / Mark Hyman, MD
  • Blossom Street Brides / Debbie Macomber
  • The Book Thief / Marcus Zusak
  • Bridge to Haven / Francine Rivers
  • The Burgess Boys / Elizabeth Strout
  • By Its Cover / Donna Leon
  • A Call to Action / Jimmy Carter
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century / Thomas Piketty
  • Carnal Curiosity / Stuart Woods
  • Cauldron of Ghosts / David Weber
  • A Clash of Kings / George R. R. Martin
  • The Confidence Code / Claire Shipman
  • A Dance With Dragons / George R. R. Martin
  • David and Goliath / Malcolm Gladwell
  • Destroyer Angel / Nevada Barr
  • The Devaney Brothers / Sherryl Woods
  • The Divide / Matt Taibbi
  • Divergent / Veronica Roth
  • Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff / Matt Kibbe
  • The End of Dieting / Joel Fuhrman
  • Everybody's Got Something / Robin Roberts
  • The Fault in our Stars / John Green
  • A Feast for Crows / George R.R. Martin
  • A Fighting Chance / Elizabeth Warren
  • Flash Boys / Michael Lewis
  • Frog Music / Emma Donaghue
  • A Game of Thrones / George R.R. Martin
  • The Goldfinch / Donna Tartt
  • Gone Girl / Gillian Flynn
  • Grain Brain / David Perlmutter, MD
  • Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding... / Todd Burpo
  • The Husband's Secret /Liane Moriarty
  • I Quit Sugar / Sarah Wilson
  • In Paradise / Peter Mathiessen
  • Insurgent / Veronica Roth
  • The Invention of Wings /Sue Monk Kidd
  • I've Got You Under My Skin / Mary Higgins Clark
  • Keep Quiet / Lisa Scottoline
  • Killing Jesus /Bill O'Reilly
  • The King / J.R. Ward
  • Looking for Alaska / John Green
  • Minecraft: Redstone Handbook / Scholastic
  • Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover / Ann B. Ross
  • Missing You / Harlan Coben
  • Not Cool: the Hipster Elite... / Greg Gutfeld
  • NYPD Red 2 / James Patterson
  • Optimal Living 360 / Sanjay K. Jain
  • Orphan Train / Christina Baker Kline
  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath / Mo Willems
  • Power Play / Danielle Steel
  • Six Amendments: How and Why We Should... / John Paul Stevens
  • Skinny Meals / Bob Harper
  • Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next... / Dave Ramsey
  • A Storm of Swords / George R. R. Martin
  • Stone Cold / C. J. Box
  • The Target / David Baldacci
  • Thrive: the Third Metric... / Arianna Huffington
  • Top Secret Twenty-One / Janet Evanovich
  • Uganda Be Kidding Me / Chelsea Handler
  • Warriors / Ted Bell
  • The Women of Duck Commander / Kay Robertson

In addition, we are unable to fill requests for items published in 2013-2014 for the following categories:


Publishers: Aphrodisia, Avon, Bantam, Berkley, HQN books, Harlequin, Pocket Books, Silhouette

Anime, Graphic Novels, Manga

Publishers: DC Comics, Del Rey, Diamond Comic, Image Comics, Marvel, Net Comics, Tokyopop, VIZ

Books on the Following Topics

Celebrity biography and autobiographies (or, recently deceased celebrity works from any year), Cookbooks (especially celebrity-authored), Diet, Disease cures, Health, How-to (investment, money, real estate, and taxes; crafts such as carpentry, jewelry-making, knitting, quilting), Iraq and the war, "Oprah" books (published in any year), Politics (by famous or celebrity politicians, journalists, or TV personalities), Regional or local history by Minnesota authors, Religion and Spirituality (on topics such as, but not limited to, apologetics, autobiography, and fiction titles), Video game strategy guides.

Audio Visual

Most new release entertainment videos released in the past 2 years will not be available for loan through Minitex due to high-demand at the local public libraries. The titles include, but are not limited to:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • About Time
  • American Hustle
  • August: Osage County
  • Black Nativity
  • The Book Thief
  • Catching Fire
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Dallas Buyer's Club
  • The Delivery Man
  • Frozen
  • Good Witch's Garden
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Jungle Book
  • Labor Day
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • The Lego Movie
  • Lies We Tell but the Secrets We Keep
  • Lone Survivor
  • The Monuments Men
  • Muscle Shoals
  • Nebraska
  • Noah
  • The Nut Job
  • Odd Thomas
  • Philomena
  • The Pirate Fairy
  • Pompeii
  • Ride Along
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Snake and Mongoose
  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell
  • Vampire Academy
  • Walking with Dinosaurs
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

AV materials in the following categories, released in 2013-2014, are not available for interlibrary loan through Minitex:

  • Anime DVDs
  • Exercise DVDs
  • Television series—DVDs of entire seasons of television programs
  • Television mini-series programs
  • Popular music CDs
  • Works by celebrities who are recently deceased

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