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Writing for Children and Young Adults: Find Books


If you live in the Twin Cities . . .

  • Search for books using:  HamCAT 
    You'll find books in Bush Library, as well as books from libraries in our Consortium, MnPALS  These items can be delivered to Bush Library for you by using the Request function.

  • If neither Bush Library, the MnPALS libraries, nor your local public library has the book you're looking for, use the Bush Library ILL service and pick the items up at the Central Service Desk.  If you'd like to pick the books up closer to home, use your local public library's Interlibrary Loan service.  Contact them for more information.

If you live in Greater Minnesota . . .

  • Search for books using:  
  • Once you've found a book you'd like, If you need to get the print copy, use MnLINK.  Search for the title you need, then use the "Request Item" button to have it delivered to your local public library for you.  If the book isn't in MnLink, use your local public library's interlibrary loan service.

MN Link

If you live outside Minnesota . . .

  • Search for books using HamCAT (for access to our ebooks)
  • You can also search WorldCat (see below).  Once you get a list of results, change the "Sort by" box to "Relevance Only."  Click on a book title.  You'll see a place to enter your zip code; this will sort the list by libraries closest to you.
  • Use your local public library's interlibrary loan service.  If there's a college or university library nearby, you can always use materials in their library.  Some may also offer a community card that enables you to check out items.

Search for an item in libraries near you: