Michigan State University

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.

Request Non-MSU Material

NOTE: By accepting material through the interlibrary loan (ILL) process, you agree to the InterLibrary Services' Overdue Fines and Terms of Use policies. Law Library patrons, please use the MSU Law Library: ILL Service.

MeLCat Server Migration Information:

Michigan's Electronic Library Catalog is switching servers which will cause an outage between November 18, 2015 to December 11, 2015.  During this time the service will be unavailable.  To learn more, please see the MeLCat Server Migration FAQ.

Copy of Article:

  1. Check the catalog by the Periodical Title/Journal Name
  2. If not found, request copy of article.

Books, CDs, DVDs and Other Material:

  1. Check the catalog.
  2. If not owned, search Uborrow UBorrow  i
  3. If not found in Uborrow, search MeLCat (MSU Students, Faculty, & Staff)  MeL  i
  4. If not found in MeLCat, request it via interlibrary loan.


  1. Check the catalog.
  2. Check ProQuest Dissertations and Theses for full text.
  3. If not found, request thesis/dissertation.

Book Chapter:

  1. Check the catalog.
  2. If not found, request book chapter.

For more details on all the options, see the InterLibrary Services guide.

Additional Service Options:

Law Library patrons

Medical patrons at remote sites

Distance Learners*

  • Please see the Off-Campus Users page, if you are more than 50 miles from the main campus.

Community Borrowers*

* If you are using MelCat to request material, you may find it more convenient to request the material through your local public library for local pickup.