Michigan State University

Lending

The MSU Libraries supply loans and scanned copies to academic, public, corporate, and special libraries. Individuals are advised to contact their local public or academic library if they wish to place a request.

Requests are accepted via:

  • OCLC (Symbol: EEM)
  • DocLine (LIBID: MIUMSU)
  • ILLiad account (We will set up an account for you. Please complete the application form.)

Loans

MSU Libraries loan the following:

  • Books
  • Bound periodicals older than ten years
  • Dissertations and theses (in microformat only)
  • Newspapers and other items on microfilm
  • Government documents
  • Non-print media and sound recordings

Loans are made on a case-by-case basis. Post-1960 Ph.D. dissertations and post-1977 masters theses are also available from Proquest Dissertations and Theses. The loan period is four weeks and one renewal, when possible, is granted for two weeks upon request.

Loan Charges

Charges for loans per request (up to four volumes or four reels), (postage included):

  • Michigan Libraries: $8.00
  • U.S. and Canada Libraries: $12.00 IFM or $20.00 with invoice to follow
  • International Libraries: $30.00
  • Non Library (special circumstances only): $20.00

Please Note:

  • Loans are sent via USPS.
  • Charge for shipment via UPS or Federal Express added to standard loan charge, or charged to your account number when provided.
  • Invoices are issued on a monthly basis. Payment is accepted in U.S. dollars, as an international money order denominated in dollars, or with IFLA vouchers.

Copies

MSU Libraries provides scanned copies in the following formats:

  • TIFF or PDF files
  • If the item cannot be scanned, we will supply in paper

Copy Charges

Copy Charges per request:

  • Michigan Libraries: $Free
  • U.S. and Canada Libraries: $12.00 IFM or $20.00 with invoice to follow
  • International Libraries: $30.00
  • Non Library: $20.00

Please note:

  • Copies are sent via Odyssey. Copies may be stored on a secure server for access if you do not use Odyssey if you provide your library or department's email address. We cannot notify your patron directly.
  • Charge for shipment via UPS or Federal Express added to standard photocopy charge, or charged to your account number when provided.
  • Invoices are issued on a monthly basis. Payment is accepted in U.S. dollars, as an international money order denominated in dollars, or with IFLA vouchers.

Requests are not accepted over the phone.

Rush service is provided, upon request for an additional fee of $20.00.