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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.

Turfgrass Information Center

The Turfgrass Information Center is the world's most comprehensive publicly-available collection of turfgrass research and educational materials. Its primary database is the Turfgrass Information File, which indexes more than 250,000 items and offers full-text access to more than half of those items.

The Turfgrass Information Center is an irreplaceable resource for students, researchers, and professionals around the world who are responsible for maintaining golf courses, athletic fields, and managed landscapes of every kind.

The Turfgrass Information Center and the Turfgrass Information File are a valuable contribution toward fulfilling MSU's mission to serve global society as a world-grant university.

Funding priorities for the Turfgrass Information Center are to establish a significant endowment to support our ongoing work: gathering and indexing turfgrass literature from around the world, including rare primary source materials, and digitizing our collection in order to provide subscribers with more efficient access.


Images from top: the Turfgrass Information Center reading area; part of the Turfgrass slide collection; student employees at work creating records for the Turfgrass Information File.

Turfgrass Information Center, study area

Slide collections in the Turfgrass Information Center

Student indexers at work in the Turfgrass Information Center