Michigan State University
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On July 2nd, starting at 1 am, the Library's catalog will be undergoing a server migration, which will take approximately 6 hours.  It will be down during that time.  SearchPlus and MelCat will still be available to search MSU Libraries holdings.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

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.

Damaged Items or Replacement Policy

Materials that are damaged during use or not returned may be subject to replacement charges.  An invoice will be created and sent to the borrowing library. 

We do accept replacement copies.  The copy would have to be the same edition (same format) and in new or "like new" condition.  Books should not have any underlining or highlighting.  We do not accept ex-library copies. We do not accept mass paperbacks.  We do reserve the right to reject the replacement copy.

If an edition/version cannot be found but a different one is located, please contact us and we will check with the selector to see if they will accept a different edition/version.

If the original item is located and returned to us, it is possible to request a refund of replacement charges that have been paid minus a $25 processing fee within one year of the payment of the replacement charge.

Contact us directly for more information.

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
  • Consortial partners: $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.