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May 17, 2021

Requesting and "My Library Account" in CLICsearch Unavailable from June 7 to July 7

St. Kate's Library is pleased to announce that we will be joining the larger, state-wide library consortium, MnPALS. In order to make this move possible, some of the library functions will be unavailable from June 7- July 7.

You will not be able to check your account or place requests online through CLICsearch starting June 7th, however books can still be checked out and electronic resources like eBooks and streaming media can still be found and accessed. Starting July 7, CLICsearch will become “LibSearch” and you will be able to access your library account and request items online again.

Specific changes are below:
  • Can I check out physical items from the library during this time?
    • Yes! You can still search our catalog, browse our stacks and check out materials from St. Kate's library.
  • What if I have books that are due during this time?
    • If you want to renew your items, this service will be available again after July 7. Due dates will be extended during this transition to avoid overdues. Any item returned during this time will not be checked in until July 7th.
  • Can I place a hold on library materials?
    • If you would like to request a St. Kate's Item please complete this form. We will verify if the item is in place. You will receive an email notifying you if the item is ready for pickup or unavilable.
  • Can I check my account online during this time to see what I have checked out and when it’s due?
    • This service will be disabled during this time.
  • Can I request items from other schools?
    • Yes, you will need to use ILLiad to do this. Be aware requests may take longer during this time.
  • What about access to electronic materials during this time?
    • Yes, access should continue during this period. On July 7, CLICsearch will become LibSearch and there will be a period of around one week during which search results for electronic materials will be incomplete.

    Please contact with any questions.

  • What does this transition mean for CLIC?
    From June 7th - July 7th, the CLIC libraries will be unable to share materials with one another while our systems are migrated from CLIC to MnPALS. Students and faculty can still request physical materials from other libraries via ILLiad, but they cannot request materials or check out items directly from other CLIC libraries during this transition period.
  • What's happening to CLIC?
    Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), after 52 years, saw and seized the opportunity to merge with the larger, state-side library consortium, MnPALS. MnPALS is a larger consortium that includes all of the Minnesota State schools, special libraries, among other libraries around our state.
  • Who was in CLIC?
    CLIC consisted of St. Catherine University, Bethel University, Concordia University, Hamline University, University of Northwestern, and University of St. Thomas.
  • Who is in MnPALS?
    MnPALS is a larger consortium that includes all of the Minnesota State schools, special libraries, among other libraries around our state. The complete membership lists all partners associated with MnPALS.
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