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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.

Support Special Collections

Libraries are not made; they grow


Special Collections welcomes gifts of materials as well as financial support.

If you would like information about making a gift to Special Collections, please contact Seth Martin, MSU Development Officer at MSU Libraries.

You may also see the Giving to Michigan State University Libraries page for more information.


Special Collections has been fortunate to be the beneficiary of a number of endowments which enhance the collections and make possible expanded opportunities for research and learning. The following are the named current endowments that provide funds for Special Collections.