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Joining the MnPALS Consortium


 Hamline University Library and Archives

Bush Library says Goodbye To CLIC and Hello to MnPALS!

As a founding member of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), and following 52 years of continuous CLIC membership, Bush Library is transitioning away from CLIC and beginning a new affiliation with another well known Minnesota library consortium–MnPALS.




MnPALS is a much larger network of academic libraries, including former CLIC partner libraries, regional community colleges, state, government, public, and other special libraries. The switch will become effective beginning July 1, 2021.  


Some Bush Library services will change to varying degrees to accommodate and take advantage of this new relationship. A few of these changes include:

  • modifications in how we lend and borrow from other libraries on your behalf (interlibrary loan)

  • the roster of libraries in our area that provide on site access to Hamline students, faculty, and staff

  • design of the online search interface

  • some aspects of the functionality you use to perform searches for library materials