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.

Graduate Student Borrowing at MSU and Elsewhere

Michigan State University

Graduate students may use their MSU ID cards to check out MSU Library material. The loan period for most books is 180 days, but books can be recalled at any time by another MSU student, faculty or staff person. 

University of Michigan, Wayne State University

MSU graduate students may apply for borrowing privileges at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University through the Michigan Research Libraries Triangle. Please apply at the Main Library Circulation Desk before traveling to Wayne State or the University of Michigan.

Big Ten/CIC and other universities

MSU graduate students may apply for short-term 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 borrowign privielges at the Main Library Circulation.

Borrowing material not owned at MSU from other libraries

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