MNLINK offers streamlined access to electronic resources

Visit to request electronic journal articles and chapters of ebooks

With many libraries closing their physical locations, is offering a new way for Minnesota residents to directly request electronic journal articles and chapters of electronic books. Just visit and click on the red “Request Electronic Resources” link (see image above) to begin your request. 

Fill out the form as completely as possible, and Minitex staff will locate an electronic resource to fill your request, if it is available. If you don’t already have something specific in mind, you can start your research at the University of Minnesota Library Search portal.

MNLINK is just one of several online library resources available to Minnesota residents right now. Ebooks Minnesota hosts over 10,000 books at, and the Minnesota Digital Library features more than 50,000 primary source materials from almost 200 libraries and cultural heritage organizations from across Minnesota. 

Books and journal articles are available via eLibrary Minnesota. Many of the vendors that have submitted proposals to be included in eLibrary Minnesota have also made their content available until June, 2020. View the full list of Temporary Access Databases

Other temporarily free resources include: 

  • VitalSource Bookshelf - create an account and borrow freely until May 10, 2020
  • RedShelf - create an account for access to books through May 25, 2020
  • ProjectMuse - free resources, many available until June 2020

Questions?  Please contact us at  We’re here to help you find the resources you need.

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Gerri Moeller

Gerri Moeller is the Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Delivery with Minitex. Previously, she worked at the Viking Library System in Fergus Falls, MN and the Outagamie Waupaca Library System in Appleton, WI.  Her very first library job was at Lawrence University, where she learned to love interlibrary loan and government documents. She believes that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is the prettiest place on the planet and will happily discuss it with anyone who asks. You can reach her at 612-624-0375 or