Delivery Services

MnLINK/VDX ILL software allows libraries to share resources directly. The Minitex Delivery Unit supports MnLINK/VDX resource sharing by providing the routing slip and the sorting and transfer of the materials on the Minitex Overnight Courier System.

Using the MnLINK/VDX routing slip, libraries on MnLINK/VDX can place the materials into the tub going to the Minitex office. At the Minitex office we will sort and transfer the MnLINK/VDX materials on to the destination library.

We hope this collaborative effort will help libraries move materials quickly throughout the state.

MnLINK/VDX Materials are items that are requested by and from libraries using the MnLINK/VDX system. Filled and returned materials are sent to the Minitex office and are sorted by the Minitex Delivery Unit. Some of these materials need to be processed by Minitex Staff, and others can be delivered directly to the designated library.

Our participants who use this service can usually see items delivered in about 1-2 business days. The routing slips that are used for MnLINK/VDX materials are tan.

Delivery Information for MnPALS Libraries

MnPALS Direct Borrowing materials are items that are requested by MnPALS libraries from other MnPALS libraries. Filled and returned materials are sent to the Minitex office and are sorted by the Minitex Delivery Unit for delivery to other MnPALS libraries. Our participants who use this service can usually see items delivered in about 1-3 business days. The routing slips that are used for MnPALS Direct Borrowing are pink. These libraries can change their lending status at any time.

Courtesy Return Service

The Courtesy Return Service provides a fast, efficient and cost effective means of returning materials to their home library. The library that received the item sends it to Minitex through our courier system.

To make use of this service, you must first check the list to determine whether the home library is one included in the Minitex Overnight Delivery System – Courier Libraries list. Proceed by inserting the orange routing form labeled "Courtesy Return" into the item, with the correct three-letter code printed on the form. Finally, place the item in the tub to be routed to Minitex. Once received, we will forward the item to the home library.

CLIC Service

The CLIC Service allows materials to be routed quickly and efficiently to and from the CLIC libraries and the Minitex Delivery System.

Delivery: A Virtual Tour

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Take a slideshow tour of the Minitex Delivery System to see the process from the book's point of view, hosted by Delores the Book.