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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.

Lending Policies

Except for the geologic maps described below, Map Library items do not circulate except by special permission. Special Permission will not be granted for anything determined to be rare or fragile. The main library has several options for scanning and copying items.  The Map Library also has two oversized scanners. Please consult with the Map Librarian to learn the options.

May be available for Interlibrary Loan lending with a "library use only" restriction.  Please contact the Map Librarian for more information.

Geologic Maps

The Map Library houses folded geologic maps from the various USGS series and state geological surveys. All folded geologic maps are searchable in the library's catalog. They may be identified by the location "MSU Map Library Compact Shelving". These maps circulate freely following the same circulation policies for regular circulating materials. Ask at the Map Library service desk, as the folded Geology maps are in locked stacks.