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Finding Books


How do I find books, magazines, music, videos & . . . ?


Search MLC Online Catalog (Tds). Search by words or phrase, author, title, or subject. See Understanding Call Numbers to find your book in the MLC library.

If the book, magazine or other material that you seek is not available in the MLC Library Catalog, search MnLINK Gateway. Through MnLINK, libraries and community members have access to online catalogs from over 20 Minnesota library systems. You can place a loan request right on the MnLink website with your library ID number. Make sure you select MLC Library as the pick up location.

If you don't find what you need in the MLC Library catalog or through MnLink search OCLC Worldcat. Worldcat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found outside the MLC catalog and MNLINK catalog can be requested through the Inter-Library Loan services.

Other sources for finding books is using e-Content. The MLC Library subscribes to a number of eBook databases, providing digital versions of books, journals, and database content.

How do I download eBooks from Overdrive?

Overdrive Download Library is a virtual library service for downloading eBooks, audiobooks and movies.