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Central Dakota Library Network Catalog

Central Dakota Library Network Catalog

The Central Dakota Library Network Catalog (CDLN) is a circulation program that allows students to find books from Welder Library and from surrounding libraries. Students can order books that Welder does not have from other CDLN libraries by placing holds.

How to Use

  • To begin, register your MCard. On-campus users of Welder Library must register their MCard at the Circulation Desk (front desk). Users will create a 4-digit PIN. Once completed, students can borrow books and media. 
  • Online students have access to books and media through the Interlibrary Loan service (ILLIAD).
  • Search the collections online by going to the Central Dakota Library Network.
  • Use the search box to find books and/or media.
  • Select a record by clicking on its title.
  • At the bottom of the record, it will state whether the item is available in Welder Library or a Central Dakota Library Network Library.
  • If the item is available in Welder, students can check it out with their Mcard. If the item is not located in Welder Library, but located at a Central Dakota Library Network library, on-campus students and faculty may request it by clicking on "Place Hold."  
  • From there, you will be taken to a logon box where you will enter the 14-digit bar code number on the back of your Mcard. You will enter your PIN, as well. 
  • Next, your book will be transported to Welder Library. You will receive a text message or email once the item is ready for pickup. Items will be held at the Circulation Desk.