Michigan State University

MeLCat Logo​ MeLCat Outage

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.

Stacks Maintenance

Stacks Maintenance is responsible for the daily pick up and shelving of library materials throughout the Main Library. Over 10,000 volumes are shelved in a normal week. These include circulating books returned to the building; books taken from the shelves and used in the building; books used for interlibrary loan; and books returned from the ongoing inventory project. The goal is to shelve every volume that comes to Stacks within 24 hours.

If you cannot find a book in our online catalog on the shelf, please contact the Circulation Department for assistance.


Richard Hamilton, Head of Stacks