Materials that are not held at the Roger D. Moe Library may be requested through our resource sharing systems. Get It and Interlibrary Loan offer free access to materials needed for course work and scholarly research that are not currently available within the Roger D. Moe Library.

Get It

Get It is a service that shares physical materials between the campuses of the University of Minnesota system. Physical materials that are held at a library within the system may be requested for pickup at the Roger D. Moe Library or to be mailed to your home. Just sign into the library catalog, search for an item, click on the title, and choose Get It (when available). 

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a free service that obtains materials that are not available within the University of Minnesota system for members of the University of Minnesota Crookston community to use.  You can request books, articles, or chapters of books via Interlibrary Loan. 

Get It vs. ILL

 Where does it come from?How long does it take to arrive?
Get ItUMN campus librariesUsually 2 days from the Twin Cities and 3 days from Morris or Duluth
ILLLibraries outside the UMN systemOn average 4 days - It may not take as long for electronic requests and may take longer for print materials.

Create a Request

Interlibrary Loan Form Library Catalog Databases

There are several ways to place a request via interlibrary loan. 

  • Search the catalog and request an item through Get It or Resource Sharing (Interlibrary Loan). 
  • Request an item using a licensed database - if the item is not in full-text within the database, use the Find It link to request access.
  • Fill out our blank interlibrary loan form if you have all the information you need for the request. 

Who may use Interlibrary Loan and Get It services?

These services are available to students, staff, and faculty of the University of Minnesota Crookston


Content is delivered with no charge.

Due Dates

The due dates of ILL items are determined by the lending libraries and indicated on the bookmark that accompanies the material. 

Requestable Materials

Materials that may be requested are primarily books, dissertations, government publications, and copies of articles. Current periodicals or newspapers, rare books, new books, videos, and recordings may be unavailable.


For best results, request a renewal close to the due date. Once the due date has passed, you must return the item. You can submit a new request to borrow the material from another library. Please contact Interlibrary Loan at if you would like to renew your interlibrary loan item.

Copyright Information

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. See UMC's Copyright Information and University of Minnesota Libraries Copyright Information & Resources.