When you request books, either from the SMSU Library or one of our partner libraries, we will mail them to your home address. When you are finished with the books, you will need to mail them back to us. You are responsible for the cost of returning the books through the mail. To keep costs down, we encourage you to return the books via USPS "media mail." Additional instructions will be provided in the package containing your books.
Search for books, electronic books, videos, and government documents at the SMSU McFarland Library using the online catalog, MnPALS:
If you don't find your book in the Library Catalog, try searching
MnPALS: a catalog of MnSCU libraries (use your SMSU ID and password to request items)
MnLink: a statewide library catalog (use your SMSU ID and password to request items)
WorldCat: a worldwide library catalog (note: to request an item from WorldCat, most often you must fill out a blank book request form. Currently there is no way to request directly from WorldCat unless the item is owned by a MnPALS library.)
In order to provide you the best service possible, we ask that you go through the following steps prior to requesting a book from us. Completing these steps will also give you a better sense of the book you are requesting and whether or not it may be useful in your research.