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.
Course Materials Program
The Michigan State University Course Materials Program offers the best value in quality course packs. That's why the Associated Students of MSU recommends us to MSU faculty and students. To assist our clients, we:
- Receive originals in paper or electronic format
- Facilitate the production and binding of course packs
- Distribute course packs for sale at the Spartan Bookstore at MSU
- Return originals and desk copies to client's office
- Archive course packs for easy reprinting
To ensure compliance with copyright guidelines, our permissions service will:
- Evaluate clearance needs
- Verify the bibliography
- Contact rights holders to request duplication rights
- Provide a priced bibliography that shows what individual students will pay to use each item specified
- Process payment of all permissions fees and royalties
- Archive a bibliography for quick clearance in the future
For more information on course packs and copyright services, call (517) 884-6468, e-mail email@example.com, visit the links in the sidemenu, or check out our helpful Simplifying Course Pack Creation guide as a PDF or HTML page.
MSU Statement On Using Copyrighted Materials
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Civil and criminal remedies may be imposed for violations of an author's copyright interests. Michigan State University is committed to obeying copyright law.