Catalog

Wellehan Library’s online catalog, Minerva, is a shared library catalog that brings together the holdings of nearly 60 libraries from across Maine.  MaineCat is a larger, statewide catalog that brings together nearly 100 library collections contained in various online library systems in Maine, including Minerva, URSUS, Colby/Bates/Bowdoin, University of New England, and Portland Public Library.

Both Minerva and MaineCat have self-service request functions allowing current SJC faculty, staff, and on-campus students* to make online request for materials from other libraries.  Requested materials come by courier to the Wellehan Library for patrons to pick up.
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SJC online students are welcome to use Minerva and MaineCat to identify items needed for coursework.  However, requesting is handled differently than shown below.  Please see this short video for more information. 

Requesting from Minerva Libraries

We recommend starting your search in Minerva, limited to the St. Joseph’s College collection.    

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If you do not find what you are looking for in our collection, expand your search to include ALL MINERVA LOCATIONS.

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When you have found an item in Minerva you would like to request, click on the title to get to the full record.

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Click the Request button.

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Type your name as it appears on your SJC ID, and then enter your 14-digit library barcode.  Click Submit.

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You will receive a message confirming that your request was successful.  (If you receive a message that your request was not successful, please see a library staff person for assistance.)  

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Please note that if all of the copies of a desired item are checked out, your request places a hold on the item.  When a copy becomes available, your request will be filled. 

You will receive an email when an item you have requested is ready for pick up.

Requesting from MaineCat Libraries

If no Minerva library has what you need, click the Search MaineCat button at the top of the screen.

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When you find an item of interest, click on the title to get to the full record.  

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Click Request This Item.  

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When asked to choose your home library, select St. Joseph’s College (Standish), and then click Submit above information.  

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Type your name as it appears on your SJC ID, and then enter your 14-digit library barcode.  Click Submit.

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You will receive a message confirming that your request was successful.  (If you receive a message that your request was not successful, please see a library staff person for assistance.)  

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Please note that if all of the copies of a desired item are checked out, your request places a hold on the item.  When a copy becomes available, your request will be filled.

You will receive an email when an item you have requested is ready for pick up.

Interlibrary Loan

If you are unable to find or request an item yourself from Minerva or MaineCat, you can still request it by filling out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form