University of Minnesota Lending

About University of Minnesota Lending

Who We Are

We are the lending unit of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities interlibrary loan department. The materials you request are retrieved by Minitex staff and delivered electronically or by mail, usually within 48 hours of receipt. Fees are charged to libraries from non-consortial locations. Our OCLC codes are MNU and UMM. Our DOCLINE code is MNUMIN.

What We Lend

We supply loans and copies from the humanities, health sciences, social and educational sciences, general sciences, math, journalism and engineering collections to the academic community as part of the public service mission of the University of Minnesota.

Items at the University of Minnesota's Law Library (MLL) may be requested directly from that library.

To find which collection houses a particular title, search the online catalog.

Who We Lend To

We share resources with libraries of other not-for-profit institutions, such as academic, public libraries, and hospitals outside of the Minitex region. All other types of borrowers should visit the University's commercial lending service, InfoNOW.

How to Request Items

Request Guidelines

  • All loans are subject to recall.
  • Requests to be shipped via Federal Express will be billed to your account number so please include it with your request.
  • We lend up to five volumes/reels per request.
  • If you submitted your request via OCLC or DOCLINE, please use the same system for renewals.
  • Please state the maximum cost your institution is willing to pay. See the fee schedule for our standard charges.
  • We only lend to not-for-profit institutions. If you are an individual or are contacting us from a for-profit institution, please use InfoNOW to process your request.

Request Formats

We accept requests in a variety of formats including:

Shipping

We ship materials via:

  • U.S. Mail (Photocopies—First Class)
  • UPS (Books)
  • Air Mail (International Loans)
  • Federal Express (billed to borrowing library's FedEx account)
  • Ariel, Odyssey, PDF
  • Fax
  • By other means as prearranged

Circulation Policies

  • Our standard loan period is six weeks, with 2 six-week renewals, if requested.
  • Reference materials, music CDs, and special collections are non-circulating.
  • Some periodicals may circulate on a case-by-case basis.
  • Microfilm and PhD Theses can not be lent overseas. Contact UMI for more information about acquiring dissertations.
  • No renewals on microfilm or periodicals. In-library use only.
  • Microfiche is non-circulating.
  • Items in Ames South Asian Library may be subject to a two-week loan period.
  • All audiovisual material that does circulate is subject to a loan period of one week's use with no renewals allowed.
  • All items are subject to recall.
  • Items that are more than 90 days overdue will be billed for a replacement copy.

Prices & Billing

Prices

Photocopies
  • $15 IFM for U.S. requests up to 50 pages
  • $20 Invoiced for U.S. requests up to 50 pages
  • $25 IFM for International Requests up to 50 pages
  • $30 Invoiced for International Requests up to 50 pages
  • $3 for each additional 10-page increment
Loans
  • $15 IFM for U.S. Loans (up to 5 volumes per request)
  • $20 Invoiced for U.S. Loans (up to 5 volumes per request)
  • $30 IFM for International Loans (for first volume, plus actual postage charges for addional volumes, up to five.)
  • $35 Invoiced for International Loans (for first volume, plus actual postage charges for additional volumes, up to five.)

Exceptions: We have reciprocal relationships with CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) libraries, RLG Shares libraries, and DOCLINE libraries. Borrowing prices for those libraries are determined by reciprocal agreement.

Billing

  • You will be billed on a monthly basis for all ILL transactions that are not handled through OCLC IFM or DOCLINE EFTS.
  • Please reference our invoice number on all payments.
  • OCLC Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM) is preferred for Worldcat Resource Sharing transactions. EFTS is preferred for DOCLINE transactions.
  • Credit card payments made with Mastercard or Visa will be accepted. Download the Credit Card transaction form Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 20 KB). For more information please call 612-624-2067.
  • IFLA vouchers are also accepted; we charge three full vouchers for loans and two vouchers for copy requests.
  • Payment will be accepted in U.S. Dollars and International Money Orders (in denominations of U.S. Dollars).
  • We are unable to process wire transfers for payment of invoices.
  • Postal Coupons will not be accepted.

Mail payments to:

University of Minnesota Lending—Minitex
Accounts Receivable
University of Minnesota
15 Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA

Questions regarding invoices received for University of Minnesota Lending materials should be directed to the Accounts Receivable Office c/o:

Mary Garcia
Phone: 800-462-5348 or 612-624-2067
Fax: 612-624-1199
Secure Credit Card Fax: 612-626-5380

Contact Information

Contact lending staff for inquiries on requests, overdue items, lost books, incorrect items received, and other request issues.

To ensure that your correspondence is answered promptly, please direct all University of Minnesota Lending email to docstou@umn.edu.

Staff

Joy Knoll
Library Supervisor
Phone: 612-624-4388

Beth Chekola
Library Assistant II
Phone: 612-625-6310

LaReina Adams
Library Assistant II
Phone: 612-624-5266

Carol Nelson
Library Manager
Phone: 612-624-7879

Mailing Address

MNU/UMM Lending—Minitex
15 Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA

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