ILL, Commonwealth Catalog and OCLC

  • Material Requests from the Minuteman Library Network may be initiated by the patron at home or by a reference librarian at the Library. Notification, when available, will be either by sms, email or print mail.
  • Commonwealth Catalog requests – The Commonwealth Catalog is used to request items from other non-Minuteman libraries in the state. It can take up to 2 weeks to receive these items. There are no renewals allowed for these requests.
  • OCLC – World Catalog Requests – The reference staff will search the rest of the country for items in a special nation-wide online catalog. Needham's borrowing is restricted to non-charging suppliers only. It may take up to a month to receive. Due dates vary and renewals are sometimes available. Please ask the Reference Staff for assistance.