Minitex

Slogan or Motto: 
Dedication, Collaboration, Innovation
Brief Description: 

Minitex is a publicly supported network of academic, public, state government, and special libraries working cooperatively to improve library service for their users in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. There is reciprocity with Wisconsin libraries.

The Minitex program is funded by the Minnesota Legislature through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to serve Minnesota academic and state government libraries. Minitex is a joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota State Library Services (the Minnesota state library agency), a unit of the Minnesota Department of Education, provides additional funding to support services for Minnesota libraries and library users.

Libraries in North Dakota participate in Minitex programs through a contract between Minitex and the North Dakota State Library. In South Dakota, Minitex provides services funded by contracts with the South Dakota State Library and South Dakota Board of Regents.

Minitex programs are coordinated by the Minitex staff located at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries, which fills the majority of requests sent to the Minitex office.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Cataloging services
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Preservation
Storage facilities
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
Minitex University of Minnesota Wilson Library, Room 60 309 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Country: 
United States
Fax: 
612-624-4508
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
Special
School
Number of Staff: 
65.00