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.

Faculty Borrowing at MSU and Elsewhere

Michigan State University

Faculty members may use their MSU identification cards to check books out of the MSU Libraries. The loan period for most books is 180 days, but books can be recalled at any time by another borrower.

Faculty members may also authorize MSU staff or MSU student assistants to check out material in their names through the Faculty Authorization program. To authorize an individual, the faculty member must complete and sign a Faculty Authorization request form at the Main Library Circulation Desk, by calling (517) 355-2333, or by emailing circadm@mail.lib.msu.edu.

Big Ten/CIC and other universities

MSU faculty members may apply for borrowing privileges at most Big Ten/CIC Universities and selected other universities through reciprocal borrowing programs. If you are planning to spend an extended period of time near another university and would like to borrow materials there, before traveling please inquire about qualifying libraries and apply for borrowing privileges at the Main Library Circulation Desk.

Borrowing material not owned at MSU from other libraries

Please use InterLibrary Services to request books, dissertations, etc. from other libraries.