Items in Constant Demand

Last Updated: May 14, 2013

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.

  • The Athena Doctrine / John Gerzema
  • Barefoot Contessa Foolproof / Ina Garten
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers / Katherine Boo
  • The Burgess Boys / Elizabeth Strout
  • The Casual Vacancy / J.K. Rowling
  • Cloud Atlas / David Mitchell
  • Cross Roads / Wm. Paul Young
  • Daddy's Gone a Hunting / Mary Higgins Clark
  • A Dance with Dragons / George R.R. Martin
  • The Dash Diet Weight Loss Solution / Marla Heller
  • Don't Go / Lisa Scottoline
  • The Dude and the Zen Master / Jeff Bridges
  • Fat Chance: Beating the Odds / Robert H. Lustig
  • Fifty Shades of Chicken / F.L. Fowler
  • Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed / E.L. James
  • Flight Behavior / Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Forgotten / David Baldacci
  • Give and Take / Adam Grant
  • Going Clear / Lawrence Wright
  • Gone Girl / Gillian Flynn
  • The Great Deformation / David Stockman
  • Gulp / Mary Roach
  • Help, Thanks, Wow / Anne Lamott
  • A Higher Call / Adam Makos, Larry Alexander
  • How Children Succeed / Paul Tough
  • Killing Kennedy / Bill O'Reilly
  • Killing Lincoln / Bill O'Reilly
  • Kinsey and Me / Sue Grafton
  • Lean In / Sheryl Sandberg
  • Life After Life / Kate Atkinson
  • A Memory of Light / Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
  • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker / Jennifer Chiaverini
  • My Beloved World / Sonia Sotomayor
  • My Share of the Task: A Memoir / General Stanley McChrystal
  • My Way / Paul Anka
  • The Plan: Elminate the Surprising... / Lyn-Genet Recetas
  • Poseidon's Arrow / Clive Cussler
  • The President's Club / Nancy Gibbs
  • Quiet / Susan Cain
  • Round House / Louise Erdrich
  • The Secret Keeper / Kate Morton
  • Shadowbosses / Mallory Factor
  • Shred: The Revolutionary Diet... / Ian K. Smith
  • The Signal and the Noise / Nate Silver
  • Six Years / Harlan Coben
  • The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook / Deb Perelman
  • Standing in Another Man's Grave / Ian Rankin
  • Starting Now / Debbie Macomber
  • Straw Bale Gardens / Joel Karsten
  • Talking Eve / Iris Johansen
  • Tenth of December / George Saunders
  • Threat Vector / Tom Clancy
  • To Sell is Human / Daniel H. Pink
  • Two Graves / Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Unintended Consequences / Stuart Woods
  • Unsinkable / Debbie Reynolds
  • The Way of the Knife / Mark Mazzetti
  • Wheat Belly, and Wheat Belly Cookbook / Willam Davis
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette? / Maria Semple
  • Whiskey Beach / Nora Roberts
  • Wild / Cheryl Strayed
  • The World Until Yesterday / Jared Diamond

In addition, we are unable to fill requests for items published in 2012-2013 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:

  • Argo
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Bletchley Circle
  • Broken City
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Django Unchained
  • Gangster Squad
  • Guilt Trip
  • The Hobbit
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Impossible
  • Iron Man 2
  • Jack Reacher
  • The Last Stand
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Mama
  • Parental Guidance
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Quartet
  • Safe Haven
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Superman Unbound
  • Skyfall
  • This is 40
  • Zero Dark Thirty

AV materials in the following categories, released in 2011-2012, 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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