Michigan State University

Starting on Thursday, December 23, 2021, MeLCat Borrowing and Lending will be suspended while the MSU Libraries undergoes a significant software transition.

MSU students, staff, and faculty can continue to utilize interlibrary loan by placing requests through the MSU Libraries Interlibrary Services department. Community patrons will not be able to use MeLCat through the MSU Libraries during this time, but they can continue to do so using their local public library.

Course Materials Program

To contact the Course Materials Program, please send us an email: lib.coursematerials@msu.edu. We will respond promptly.

Please check out our new online order form for faculty and instructors at https://lib.msu.edu/about/coursemat/FacultyCoursePack/

We hope it makes your course pack ordering process quick and easy. (If you prefer to order via email, simply email lib.coursematerials@msu.edu with your course pack information.)

Upcoming Course Materials Program Deadlines for Faculty

If you have not worked with us in the past, or have a brand-new course pack project, please contact us as soon as possible, no matter what stage you are with course content selection!

Summer 2022: To have your pack ready for sale on May 9, 2022, one week before classes start on May 16, in our partnering bookstore (for print packs) or online (for electronic packs), contact us by:

April 22, 2022- MINOR REVISIONS and EXACT REPRINTS of course packs containing copyrighted material; or course packs with NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

For NEW or EXTENSIVELY REVISED course packs containing copyrighted material, please contact us right away to start the process.

What We Can Do for Faculty

The Michigan State University Course Materials Program offers the best value in quality course packs. That's why the Associated Students of MSU recommends us to MSU faculty and students. To assist our faculty partners, we:

  • Facilitate the production of print and electronic course packs
  • Distribute printed course packs for sale at the Spartan Bookstore in the MSU International Center (427 N. Shaw Lane) and the Student Book Store (421 East Grand River Avenue)
  • Electronically archive all course pack projects for easy reordering
  • Evaluate copyright clearance needs, processing permission requests and payments, all on your behalf
  • Connect you to other beneficial Library resources

For more information on course packs and copyright services, please e-mail lib.coursematerials@msu.edu (if you prefer a phone call, that can be arranged over email) visit the links in the side menu, or check out the Simplifying Course Pack Creation webpage.

MSU Statement On Using Copyrighted Materials

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Civil and criminal remedies may be imposed for violations of an author's copyright interests. Michigan State University is committed to obeying copyright law.