Items in Constant Demand

Last Updated: March 30, 2015

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

Books

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

  • 17 Carnations / Andrew Morton
  • All the Bright Places / Jennifer Niven
  • All the Light We Cannot See / Anthony Doerr
  • All the Old Knives / Olen Steinhauer
  • The Assassin / Clive Cussler
  • Becoming Steve Jobs / Rick Tetzelli
  • Being Mortal / Atul Gawande
  • Believer / David Axelrod
  • Better Than Before / Gretchen Rubin
  • Bettyville / George Hodgman
  • The Bone Tree / Greg Iles
  • Boys in the Boat / Daniel James Brown
  • The Buried Giant / Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century / Thomas Piketty
  • The Children’s Crusade / Ann Packer
  • Cold Betrayal / J.A. Jance
  • Confess / Colleen Hoover
  • A Dangerous Place / Jacqueline Winspear
  • Data and Goliath / Bruce Schneier
  • Dead Heat / Patricia Briggs
  • The Dead Play On / Heather Graham
  • Dead Wake / Erik Larson
  • Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest / Johanna Basford
  • Endangered / C.J. Box
  • Every Day I Fight / Stuart Scott
  • Falling in Love / Donna Leon
  • Festive in Death / J.D. Robb
  • The Fifth Gospel / Ian Caldwell
  • Gathering Prey / John Sandford
  • Get What’s Yours / Paul Solman
  • Girl in a Band / Kim Gordon
  • The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
  • The Glass Arrow / Kristen Simmons
  • Go Set a Watchman / Harper Lee
  • Gray Mountain / John Grisham
  • H is for Hawk / Helen Macdonald
  • The Heir (The Selection, #4) / Kiera Cass
  • Hot Pursuit / Stuart Woods
  • I Was Here / Gayle Forman
  • Killing Patton / Bill O’Reilly
  • Last One Home / Debbie Macomber
  • Leaving Berlin / Joseph Kanon
  • The Liar / Nora Roberts
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up / Marie Kondo
  • Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) Dave Barry
  • The Melody Lingers On / Mary Higgins Clark
  • Memory Man / David Baldacci
  • Mightier than the Sword / Jeffrey Archer
  • Miracle at Augusta / James Patterson
  • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule / Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Murder on the Champ de Mars / Cara Black
  • Never Never (Never Never, #1) / Colleen Hoover
  • The Nightingale / Kristin Hannah
  • Not that Kind of Girl / Lena Dunham
  • Our Kids / Robert D. Putnam
  • Paper Towns / John Green
  • Patriot Threat / Steve Berry
  • Private Vegas / James Patterson
  • Prodigal Son / Danielle Steel
  • Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) / Victoria Aveyard
  • Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt / Johanna Basford
  • Seveneves / Neal Stephenson
  • Solitude Creek / Jeffrey Deaver
  • A Spool of Blue Thread / Anne Tyler
  • The Stranger / Harlan Coben
  • Trigger Warning / Neil Gaiman
  • Vanishing Girls / Lauren Oliver
  • What If? Serious Scientific Answers... / Randall Munroe
  • Where All Light Tends to Go / David Joy
  • The Whites / Richard Price
  • The Winds of Winter / George R.R. Martin
  • Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) / Marissa Meyer
  • World Gone By / Dennis Lahane
  • Yes Please / Amy Poehler

In addition, we are unable to fill requests for items published in 2014-2015 for the following categories:

Romance

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:

  • Addicted
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • American Sniper
  • Annie
  • The Best of Me
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Big Hero 6
  • Birdman
  • Book of Life
  • Boyhood
  • Divergent
  • Dracula Untold
  • Dumb and Dumber To
  • The Equalizer
  • Exodus: Gods & Kings
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Foxcatcher
  • Fringe
  • Frozen
  • Fury
  • Gone Girl
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Homesman
  • Horrible Bosses 2
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • The Interview
  • Into the Woods
  • John Wick
  • Kill the Messenger
  • Laggies
  • Life Itself
  • Lucy
  • Maleficent
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Ouija
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Predestination
  • Rosewater
  • Selma
  • Song of the Sea
  • St. Vincent
  • Taken 3
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
  • Top Five
  • Unbroken
  • Veronika Decides to Die
  • Vice
  • Whiplash
  • Wild

AV materials in the following categories, released in 2014-2015, 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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