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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.

Item Record Status Codes

- AVAILABLE Item allowed to be checked out.
$         LOST & PAID Lost and paid for by patron who had it checked out.
)           MELCAT CANCL'D The system, staff or patron has canceled the request.
(           MELCAT PAGED Request is paged at a potential lending site.
#         MELCAT RECVD Item has been received and checked in by borrowing library.
+          MEL RENEW PEND Patron requested renewal and approval is waiting.
_          MELCAT RE-REQ Original site cannot fill request and it has been assigned to another site.
%        MELCAT RET'D Borrowing library has checked in item from patron and is returning it to the lender.
@       OFF CAMPUS Item is currently on loan to a MelCat library.
!           ON HOLDSHELF Item is on the hold shelf:  Used by MSU Libraries, Library of Michigan and MSU College of Law.
&         REQUESTED  
a           LM RECOVERY  
b           ASK AT CIRC-B Book is missing pages and Binding is working on replacing them.
c          REQUEST ILL Collection Renewal item.
d           CHECK DRAWER Check microfiche or microfilm drawer.
e           ELECTRONIC Electronic item.
f           ON-SITE USE Library of Michigan code for on-site use only.
g           NEW BK SHELF  
h         LM TECH SERV  
j           REQUEST ILL Book sent to Google to be scanned and is not available for use.
l           LOST: TRY ILL CatMan searching for lost item.
m         LOST: TRY ILL Circulation searching for lost item.
n          BILLED Patron billed for lost item.
o          LIB USE ONLY Item for use in library only and not allowed to be checked out.
p          ON TEMP LOAN Item on temporary loan to an institution outside of the library.
r           ASK AT CIRC-R Book is at Preservation for repair.
s           ON SEARCH  
t           IN TRANSIT Item is in route from one library location to another.
u          ON DISPLAY Item on display.
w        REQUEST ILL 1. Book is in freezer awaiting repair, or 2. Book is in the Collection Renewal workflow awaiting a decision.
x          RESTRICTED USE  
z          RETDBKSEARCH Patron claimed item was returned.  However, item is still missing.