Items in Constant Demand

Certain items considered to be "in constant demand" will not be available through Minitex.

Books

We are unable to fill titles that currently appear on best seller lists, or for many of the items published in the last two years in 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 two years will not be available for loan through Minitex due to high-demand at the local public libraries. In addition, AV materials in the following categories, released in the last two years, 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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