Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

How To Make A PALShare Request

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If Archabbey Library does not have a book or a DVD that you would like to use, or if it is already checked out, you can directly request that the item be sent to you from another PALNI library. You do this through the library catalog. You need to click on the item title to open the full record and then follow the steps below.

1) If a book or video is held by a PALNI library, open the long catalog record video by clicking on the title in the short record. The right side of your screen will look like this. In the record below, five PALNI libraries hold the book in their collections.



2. Scroll down to look at the PALNI library holdings. For each library, it will tell you if the book is available or checked out. If the item is not available at any PALNI libraries, scroll down to "Libraries Worldwide" and use the "Request Item" button to request an Interlibrary Loan copy.

3. If the book is available, click on the "Place Hold" button.

4. This login window will pop up asking for your username and password:


Your user name is your 14-digit library barcode. You set up your password by clicking on the set/reset your password link in the popup window. Here are password setup instructions.

5. Click the "Submit" button. One of the PALNI libraries holding the book will send it to Saint Meinrad using the state-wide courier service.