Items in Constant Demand

Last Updated: September 1, 2016

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.

  • Another Brooklyn / Jacqueline Woodson
  • Apprentice in Death / J.D. Robb
  • Behind Closed Doors / B.A. Paris
  • Behold the Dreamers / Imbolo Mbue
  • The Bones of Paradise / Jonis Agee
  • Chase: a Michael Bennet Story / James Patterson
  • Cooking for Picasso / Camille Aubray
  • The Glorious Heresies / Lisa McInerney
  • Good as Gone / Amy Gentry
  • Harmony / Carolyn Parkhurst
  • The Hiring Game / Sally Thorne
  • Insidious / Catherine Coulter
  • The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko / Scott Stambach
  • It Ends With Us / Colleen Hoover
  • The Jealous Kind / James Lee Burke
  • The Last Days of Night / Graham Moore
  • Manitou Canyon / William Kent Krueger
  • The Nix / Nathan Hill
  • Paris Librarian / Mark Pryor
  • Private: The Royals / James Patterson
  • Random Acts / Judith A. Jance
  • Ruthless / Lexi Blake
  • Smooth Operator / Stuart Woods
  • Sting: a novel / Sandra Brown
  • Surrender, New York / Caleb Carr
  • To the Bright Edge of the World / Eowyn Ivey
  • The Underground Railroad / Colson Whitehead
  • The Wedding Shop / Rachel Hauck
  • What the Dead Leave Behind / David Housewright
  • Whispers in the Mist / Lisa Alber

In addition, we are unable to fill requests for items published in 2015-2016 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:

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • 13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghaz
  • 45 Years
  • American Side
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • The Big Short
  • Black Mass
  • The Boss
  • Brooklyn
  • Concussion
  • Creed
  • Criminal
  • Dark Horse
  • Deadpool
  • Elvis & Nixon
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Eye in the Sky
  • Fathers & Daughters
  • Grandma
  • Green Room
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • The Hateful Eight
  • High-rise
  • A Hologram for the King
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
  • Joy
  • Keanu
  • The Lobster
  • London Has Fallen
  • Me Before You
  • Mother’s Day
  • Miles Ahead
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • The Nice Guys
  • Race
  • Room
  • Secret in Their Eyes
  • Sisters
  • Spectre
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Suffragette
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

AV materials in the following categories, released in 2015-2016, 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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