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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.

Loansome Doc Service

Loansome Doc is the National Library of Medicine’s document delivery service. Users of PubMed have the option of ordering citations when searching. Requests are transmitted to MSU’s InterLibrary Services through DOCLINE from the National Library of Medicine. If an item is not owned by MSU Libraries, the request will be cancelled.

To sign up for Loansome Doc, please read the information provided below and complete either registration form:

Online Registration Form Printable Registration Form (pdf)

PLEASE NOTE: Until the form is received and approved by InterLibrary Services unit of the MSU Libraries, no Loansome Doc requests will be filled.


  • Health Professionals/Providers


  • Online
  • Fax
  • Mail


  •  $10 per request (only one article per request, please)


  • Invoiced when filled

Delivery Time

  • 3 working days from the time the request is downloaded

Please call Ann Rebman, InterLibrary Services ((517) 884-6464) or email ill@mail.lib.msu.edu, if you have any questions.