More about the items and how to find them

MLC Library Items: 

The Hayes-Tilden Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (reprint of 1906 book)
  • Click on the title to see where in the library they are located.
  • Check them out at the service desk near the library entrance.
  • If something is not currently available, use the "Request it" button and log in with your MLC ID barcode number and library password.
  • You'll get an email when it's ready for you to pick up at the library.
 

TdS Library Items:

School House Rock! Election Collection (DVD)
  • These are items from area public libraries.
  • Use the "Request it" button and log in with your MLC ID barcode number and library password.
  • Choose MLC Library as your pickup location.
  • You'll get an email when it's ready for you to pick up at the library, usually in a few days.
  • Check it out at the service desk near the library entrance.
  • When you're done, return it to the MLC library.
 

MNLINK Items:

The Approaching Election (1837 article)
  • These are items from Minnesota libraries.
  • Use the "Request Item" button and log in with your MLC ID barcode number (no password is necessary).
  • Choose "My Library" as your pickup location.
  • You'll get an email when it's ready for you to pick up at the library, usually in a week or two.
  • Check it out at the service desk near the library entrance.
  • When you're done, return it to the MLC library.
 

Overdrive Items:

Dead Man Wins Election: The Ultimate Collection of Outrageous, Weird, and Unbelievable Political Tales (ebook)
Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America (ebook)
  • These are ebooks and audiobooks that you can borrow and download to your phone, tablet, or other device.
  • You have access to both MLC and TdS Overdrive sites.  The Libby app for Overdrive is easy to use.
  • Log in with your MLC ID barcode number and library password.
  • The items will automatically be returned at the end of the loan period.
 

Ebooks Minnesota Items:

Tommy McKnight and the Great Election (children's ebook)
  • Ebooks are read online at the Ebooks Minnesota website (not downloadable).
  • No sign-in is required; the site is available anywhere in Minnesota.
  • There are unlimited simultaneous users, so they can easily be used in a classroom setting.
  • Most items are from Minnesota publishers.
 

Discovery:

How the President of the United States is Elected Today (1924 article)
Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy (ebook)
On U.S. Election Day, a Look at How Others Vote (audio recording)
Vigo County, and Its History of Correctly Deciding Elections (video clip)
  • Discovery is your one-stop shop for many digital items, including articles, ebooks, and more.
  • Start your Discovery search on the library's website.
  • If a login box appears, use your Portal login information.
Quick Links
  • MLC Library Website: Information about the library and its resources.
  • MLC Help Site:  Help with passwords, Moodle, and more.
  • DiscoveryOne-stop source for digital library resources. 
  • MLC Catalog: Books in the MLC Library.
  • TdS CatalogArea public libraries--request items for pickup at MLC, usually in 3-5 days.  
  • MNLINK: Minnesota libraries--Request items for pickup at MLC, usually in 5-10 days.
  • ILL (interlibrary loan): Items that you can't find in MLC, TdS, or MNLINK, usually arrive in 1-3 weeks.

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Library Staff
Library Phone Number:  507-233-9131

Jan NassJan Nass
Databases, Magazines and Journals, Reserves, Website
nassja@mlc-wels.edu

 

Liz WesselLiz Wessel
Curriculum Library, Makerspace, Checkouts, Fines and Bills, Lost Items
wesselea@mlc-wels.edu

 

Grace BasesGrace Bases
Catalog Records, Call Numbers, Interlibrary Loan
basesgm@mlc-wels.edu


 

Linda KramerLinda Kramer
Library Director, Selecting Materials, Research Help, Reference, Children's Literature
kramerlm@mlc-wels.edu