The Gale Family Library participates in Interlibrary Loan (ILL) on a limited basis.
Many libraries participate in Interlibrary Loan services in a cooperative effort to provide research materials to scholars, students, and other researchers. Every day MNHS loans materials to public libraries, universities, and other institutions of learning.
MNHS does not borrow materials from other institutions on behalf of individuals.
Individuals should contact their public library to determine their microfilm viewing capabilities and to create an ILL request. Gale Family Library only loans out materials on microfilm. Any microfilmed item can be loaned if we have a master negative of the film. This includes:
Gale Family Library does not loan any books, serials, audio-visual materials, federal census microfilm, or death certificate microfilm.
**Individuals should contact their library regarding charges as costs may vary based on the borrowing institution’s InterLibrary loan policies.
Inquiries regarding Interlibrary Loan policies and procedures should be directed to email@example.com or 651-259-3315. For information on the availability of materials, search our online catalog or contact our reference staff.
ILL requests can be submitted via Minitex, OCLC WorldShare (symbol MHS; IFM payment preferred), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or US mail. Invoices will be sent with the borrowed items. Microfilm should be returned boxed and sent via USPS library rate mail to:
Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Gale Family Library can reproduce many reels of its microfilm collection for purchase. These copies may be used for study, teaching, and research purposes only.
Indicate the titles, dates, or call numbers of the microfilm. Order forms can be emailed (email@example.com) or mailed.
Microfilm reproductions are made at an offsite lab. Processing time from the order date is 4–6 months. Large orders may require additional processing time.