Most requested interlibrary loan titles: FY 2019

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Library staff by nature are often interested in knowing what books are most popular in interlibrary loan, and not always just for work purposes. I love to read and, sometimes these lists can help me chose a great next book.

This year there are plenty of titles I could add to my growing reading list. I'm not sure if that is good or bad news. We compared VDX statistics to see if Minnesota public library patrons followed national ILL trends. The results were surprising. Just one title appeared on both lists this year. Take a look at the lists below, are there any surprises for you?

  OCLC's top requested titles for 2019 Minitex VDX top requested titles 2019
  1 Educated: a memoir Licensed to Lie: Exposing corruption
  2 Becoming Greenwillow
  3 Where the Crawdads Sing Night of Camp David
  4 Girl Wash Your Face Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation
  5 Licensed to Lie: Exposing corruption After
  6 Crazy Rich Asians The Reed of God
  7 White Fragility Party Girl
  8 Bad Blood: secrets and lies Iris & Lily
  9 The Hate U Give Can't Hurt Me: Master your mind
 10  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK Delay, Don't Deny: Living an intermittent



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Carol Nelson

Carol Nelson has been working in Minitex Resource Sharing for over 30 years. Her current responsibilities include managing the University of Minnesota’s ILL Lending division (Documents to U), electronic delivery, and the Resource Sharing website.

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