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LibSearch @ St. Kate's

LibSearch @ St. Kate's Guide

Requesting St. Kate's Owned Items

Find the item you wish to request from St. Kate's library and select "Request physical St. Kate's item". Chose your pickup location and click "Send Request"

Step 1: Select "Request physical St. Kate's item":

Step 2: Select your pickup location. You can either pick up your items from the St. Kate's Library or you can chose personal delivery to your "Home Address". If you select personal delivery, we will mail your items to the address we have in our system for you. To review what that address is, you can go to "My Library Account" and then select "Personal Details". 

Personal Delivery Note: St. Kate's Library will mail you your items to the address we have on file and then you will have to pay for return shipping.

Step 3: Add an optional "Comment" and click "Send Request":

Step 4: You will receive an email from librarynotices@stkate.edu notifying you that your library item is ready for pickup.

Requesting Interlibrary Loan Physical Items

If St. Kate's doesn't own an item, to request select "Request via Interlibrary Loan" and click "Send Request". 

Step 1: Click on "Request via Interlibrary Loan":

Step 2: The default for "Pickup Location" is set to "St. Kate's Library". If you select "Home Delivery", we will mail your items to the address we have in our system for you. To review what that address is, you can go to "My Library Account" and then select "Personal Details". 

Home Delivery Note: St. Kate's Library will mail you your items to the address we have on file and then you will have to pay for return shipping.

Step 3: Check the copyright box: 

Step 4: Click "Send Request":

 

 

Requesting a Digital Copy of a Article/Book Chapter

To request a digital scan of an article/book chapter, regardless of who owns it, select "Request via Interlibrary Loan" and verify that the "Citation type" radio button is "Article/Book Chapter". Fill out additional citation information if necessary.

Step 1: Select "Request via Interlibrary Loan":

Step 2: If you found the article from a database, your citation information will be auto-filled. Otherwise, fill out the Journal/Book title, Article/Book chapter title, Publication year and Pages. Then click the copyright box: 

Step 3: Click "Send Request": 

Step 4: You will receive an email from librarynotices@stkate.edu notifying you that your LibSearch request item is ready for download or from Minitex Electronic Delivery (mtx-edel@umn.edu) that will have a link and pin for you to access your electronic material. 

Can't find an item?

If you can not find an item by searching in LibSeach, you can request either a physical item or electronic copy of an article/book chapter by using this form:

Fill in a blank ILL Request Form

You can also get to this form by navigating to the "Blank ILL Request Form" at the top of the LibSearch navigation: 

When would I use this form? 
  • Items that are not owned by St. Kate's or MnPALS partner libraries 
Can I request a physical item or a digital scan from this form? 

Yes, you can by choosing the correct citation type. 

Requesting a physical item: 

Step 1: Be sure the radio button on "Citation type" is set to "Physical Item"

Step 2: Fill out the required fields: Title, Publication year, ISBN. 

NOTE:  The "Pickup Location" will be defaulted to "St. Kate's Library". You can either pick up your items from the St. Kate's Library or you can chose personal delivery to your "Home Address". If you select personal delivery, we will mail your items to the address we have in our system for you. To review what that address is, you can go to "My Library Account" and then select "Personal Details". 

Personal Delivery Note: St. Kate's Library will mail you your items to the address we have on file and then you will have to pay for return shipping.

Step 3: Check the copyright box: 

Step 4: Click "Send Request":

Step 5: You will receive an email from librarynotices@stkate.edu notifying you that your library item is ready for pickup.

 

Requesting a digital scan of a single article/book chapter: 

Step 1: Be sure the radio button on "Citation type" is set to "Article/Book Chapter"

Step 2: Fill out the required fields: Journal/Book title, Article/Book chapter title, Publication year, Pages

NOTE:  The "Pickup Location" will be defaulted to "St. Kate's Library". This field is visible, but is not relevant in a digital scan request as you will receive an email with your digital scan. 

Step 3: Check the copyright box: 

Step 4: Click "Send Request":

Step 5: You will receive an email from librarynotices@stkate.edu notifying you that your LibSearch request item is ready for download or from Minitex Electronic Delivery (mtx-edel@umn.edu) that will have a link and pin for you to access your electronic material. 

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