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Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Michigan Research Libraries Triangle (MRLT) Circulation Policies

  MSU UM-Ann Arbor UM-Flint UM-Dearborn WSU
Fee charged? No No No No No
Loan Period 2 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
Number of books that can be checked out at one time 25 no limit no limit 7 10
Number of renewals No limit unless requested by another borrower No limit at Graduate Library. May vary among other UM Libraries 1 2 No renewals allowed
Place recall or hold? Yes   Yes - holds
No - recalls
Yes - holds
No - recalls

Neither are allowed
Overdue fines None except overdue recalls, reserves, DVDs, videos, CD, records, software

25c/day (3 day grace)

$1/hr reserve material

10c/day first 10 days, 25c/day thereafter 25c/day (3 day grace period) 25c/day (no grace period) maximum o$10
Recall fines $1/day $2/day --- --- ---

Replacement cost when billed for items significantly overdue

$100 or current market value plus applicable overdue fines $35-$60 average replacement cost plus $30 processing fee plus any applicable fines $5 processing fee
plus price of book
plus any applicable fines
$65 plus any applicable fines Purdy: $41 plus $10 processing fee
Science & Engineering  $61
Medical/ Pharmacy  $57
Law $48 plus any applicable fee
When are privileges suspended? When 30 days overdue, for fines of $2 or more, or recalled items not returned by the recall due date When 50 days overdue or for recalled items not returned by the recall due date When 30 days overdue or for fines of $10 or more When 7 days overdue or for fines of $5 or more When 42 days overdue or for fines of $25 or more
Borrowing restrictions MSU theses, dissertations, periodicals, software, non-circulating material Non-circulating material Bound periodicals and non-circulating material Reserves, non-circulating, and reference material Non-circulating material
Service restrictions No ILL, collaborative technology labs, remote access to eResources, iLLiad, uBorrow, MichiCard No ILL or remote access to index files on MIRLYN No ILL or on-line searching No ILL,
computer lab,
or A/V equipment
No ILL, access to CD-ROM index files,
or on-line LUIS-PLUS periodical indexes
Miscellaneous Picture ID required every time to check out material, collection agency follow up on long overdue items   Collection agency follow up on long overdue & lost materials   Picture ID required to checkout material