​Document Delivery Services for Minnesota State Mankato Students and Staff

Request books be mailed to your home, and journal articles scanned and sent to you electronically. This is a service for only current Minnesota State Mankato students and faculty.

Document Delivery is a service for students and faculty who are not regularly in Mankato. You can request that books be mailed to your home, and that journal articles be scanned and sent to you electronically. Books can be from the Minnesota State University, Mankato’s circulating library collections or from other libraries (interlibrary loan). Periodicals (newspapers, magazines, or journal articles) can be borrowed from the Minnesota State University, Mankato’s library collections and from other libraries.

Any currently registered student who lives outside the greater Mankato area can use this service.

Faculty who are not currently teaching in Mankato at least once per week can use this service.

The Library does not charge you for this service.  You are responsible for any costs to return books to the Library.

First, complete the form: Document Delivery Signup for Students & Staff.

We will update your patron record to Document Delivery Patron and update address if necessary. Process will take a day or two.

Use the Interlibrary Loan request form. If requesting a book or article available from Memorial Library, adding "Document Delivery Patron" to the Notes field will help us process request more quickly. If you need guidance, contact the Reference Desk at 507-389-5958 or askref@mnsu.edu

Copyright restrictions apply, therefore articles or chapters that you request are limited to 50 pages in length.

Normal loan periods for your status (undergraduate, graduate, faculty) apply to books and other materials from Minnesota State Mankato. Due dates for materials borrowed from other libraries are determined by the lending library, but will usually be 3-4 weeks from shipping date.

You are responsible for returning books to the Minnesota State Mankato Library. If you choose to return materials by mail, allow time to ensure receipt at Minnesota State Mankato before the due date. You may wish to insure these materials.

If you live in the Twin Cities: Books can be dropped off at 7700 France Avenue, Edina (Suite D reception area) for campus delivery to Mankato. Courier pickup is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00pm. Delivery address is Memorial Library 3097.

Most Minnesota libraries will do a courtesy book return using the Minitex courier system. Ask at your nearest library.

Mailing Address:

Interlibrary Loan
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002-8419

Articles are usually scanned and emailed to you within 3 days. If Minnesota State, Mankato owns the book, mail service will usually take a week. Document delivery service from other libraries varies; books requested through interlibrary loan could be delivered in as little as a week, but occasionally take four weeks or more.

Contact Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Staff at msuill@mnsu.edu or 507-389-1473.

Memorial Library licenses thousands of e-books and electronic journals. Check the Journals List for periodical titles available online. In the catalog, limit search to Format: Electronic Book to see e-books.