Interlibrary Loan

Library Hours & Ask a Librarian

Fall & Spring Semester

Mon.-Thur.: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Closed Saturday, Sunday & holidays.


Mon.-Thur.: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Fri: Closed

Closed Saturday, Sunday & holidays.

Interlibrary Loan is the ability to borrow materials from other libraries.

Before submitting a request, make sure the SCTCC Library does not own the material you are requesting…

  • Search the library catalog for books and videos
  • Search the library databases for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles

Requesting materials from MnPALS libraries

  • Go to the library catalog
  • Click on My Account in the upper right corner
  • Login using your StarID and password
  • Select “All MnPALS Libraries” from the “Select a Location” dropdown menu
  • Search to locate the item you would like to request and click on the item title
  • Click on “Place an ILL Request” link
  • When a form appears with the item information, click on “Submit Request”
  • You should get a message stating “The ILL Request was successfully created”

Requesting an article found in a database

  • After finding an article you would like to request, click on the Interlibrary Loan and/or Request link.
  • Log in using your StarID and password
  • On the screen that appears, verify that the information is correct and check the Copyright Law agreement box. Then select Go.  
  • A screen will appear showing your request has been processed with the ILL Request No.

ILL Policies

  • When your item arrives you will be notified by email.
  • Ill books, videos, and other loaned items can be picked up at the library circulation desk.
  • You are responsible for prompt return and care of the borrowed items.You will be billed for lost, damaged and overdue materials.
  • The lending libraries determine the loan periods for requested items.
  • Return materials to the library circulation desk prior to the due date.
  • Overdue Interlibrary Loans will incur a replacement cost determined by the lending library, a $15 processing fee, and a $20 non-refundable fine.
  • You may keep photocopies of articles.

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