Inquiring Minds: That dissertation - how obscure is it?

Q. I need to see a doctoral dissertation from 1952.  Is there any way you can find something that obscure for me?

A. Although public libraries generally carry only current books and the best known older items, we are able to connect you with very obscure texts thanks to a process called InterLibrary Loan. If we can locate an academic or other library that carries the dissertation you need, we will submit a request to them, and, if possible, they will deliver the book to us for checkout by you. The InterLibrary Loan service can also be used for many other types of library materials. So, if you don’t see what you need in our catalog, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian to help you find it elsewhere.  

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Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 651-724-6001 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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