Michigan State University

InterLibrary Services (Document Delivery)


InterLibrary Services borrows or obtains copies of materials not available in the MSU Libraries on behalf of MSU's faculty, staff, and students, and lends or provides copies of MSU Libraries materials requested by other libraries. Our MSU Article Retrieval Service (MARS) provides copies of MSU Libraries print articles and chapters to MSU faculty, staff and students.

Our Policies

Requests for Books, CDs, DVD's and Other Materials:

  1. Check the catalog.
  2. If not owned, search Uborrow.
  3. If not found in Uborrow, search MeLCat (MSU Students, Faculty, & staff).
  4. Community borrowers search here: MeLCat (Community Borrowers).
  5. If not found in MeLCat, request it via Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad.

Article or Chapter Requests:

Service requires that you know the citation of the article or chapter you are seeking.

  1. Check the catalog by periodical title/journal name or book title.
  2. If found as a physical copy, use the call number and location to access
    OR you may use the MSU Article Retrieval Service (MARS) to request a scan.
  3. If not found, request your article or chapter from another library via ILLiad.