Michigan State University

Lending Policies

MSU Faculty, staff and students

If you are MSU faculty, staff or a student, you may request items from the Rovi collection by using the "Request Rovi" button found in the library catalog for each item. Items requested by MSU faculty, staff and students are generally available for checkout from the Patron Services desk the day after the request is made (except weekends and holidays). You will receive an email when the item is ready to be checked out. 

  • Rovi materials may be checked out for two weeks, with no renewals. 
  • After two weeks, overdue fines of $1 per item per day will be charged.
  • MSU students, faculty and staff are limited to 10 Rovi requests at one time.  

State of Michigan residents

If you are a resident of the State of Michigan, you may request Rovi materials via the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog (Melcat). Requests are currently being filled as our current staffing capacity allows. Unfortunately, the overwhelming demand for these materials means that we currently are not able to fulfill all of the requests we receive on a daily basis. If you do not receive your request, please see your local library to try to find it at another library. We are currently working towards increasing our capacity to meet this demand. Rovi materials loaned through Melcat are subject to the same loan and fine policies for all other CDs and DVDs: Check with your local public library for more details.

BTAA patrons

If you are a patron at a BTAA institution with access to the UBorrow interlibrary loan system, you may request Rovi materials via the UBorrow interface. Requests are currently being filled as our current staffing capacity allows. Once requests exceed our daily processing limit, the Rovi collection will become unavailable until the next day. Rovi materials loaned through UBorrow are subject to the same loan and fine policies for all other CDs and DVDs: Check with your local library for more details.

Video games

If you are MSU faculty, staff or a student, you may check out and use items from the Catalog of Available Games within the Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center (DMC) on 4 West of the Main Library. Currently installed game consoles include the Nintendo 64, GameCube and Wii; Sony PlayStation, PS2 and PS3; Sega Saturn and Dreamcast; Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360, as well as several gaming PCs with high-end graphics cards.

Console games require a Video Game Lab reservation to play. Anyone may use a free gaming PC during DMC open hours, but some software may require disc checkout from the service desk. Game items may be checked out for up to 4 hours at a time, for building use only.

Video Game Labs may be reserved in advance, or used on a walk-up, first-come, first-served basis, for up to 4 hours at a time. Using one's own consoles is permitted with assistance from the staff.

The Gaming Collection contains many items that are not yet available for use. Faculty, students and staff may search or browse Unprocessed Games that are playable on the current equipment, and request games for priority processing or near-term use. Requests of this nature are handled as staffing and time will allow, and fulfillment duration may vary. Please use the Gaming Feedback form to inquire. A response to feedback may be expected within two business days, except in cases of a university closure or holiday.