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.

Circulation & Lending Policies

In order to check out materials you must provide a valid M.S.U. student, faculty, staff, or community borrower's ID.


  • Undergraduate Students - 21 days.
  • Graduate Students - 180 days.
  • Faculty or Staff - 180 days.
  • Community Borrowers - 14 days.


  • Art Journals - Do NOT circulate.
  • Music Journals less than 10 years – Do NOT circulate
  • Music journals 10 years and older - 3 days

CDs, Records, DVDs

  • 7 days
  • No Renewals


  • 2 hour loan, no overnight checkout.
  • Room Use Only
  • Overdue reserve materials accumulate fines at the rate of $1.00 per hour, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


  • Do NOT circulate
  • Room Use Only