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.

Place Materials on Reserve (Instructors)

The MSU Libraries continues to monitor United States academic library copyright policies as they change week to week because of the pandemic situation at the national and university levels. We balance our interpretation of the law with making content available to students when possible. At this time, the Libraries will no longer be digitizing entire textbooks, although we may digitize portions of textbooks and consider the digitization of non-textbooks on a case by case basis. The Libraries may be able instead to purchase an electronic copy of certain books, so please contact your subject librarian to inquire about the availability of books in e-format first.

This form is for MSU instructors to place items already in the catalog on reserve for your classes at the Libraries.

Important items to note:

  • The Library normally does not purchase course textbooks for reserve, but we are able to place instructor owned copies on reserve. Copies may be brought to the service desk for processing.
  • Please do not recall checked out items yourself. Add them to the list, reserve staff will do the recall as part of processing.
  • You can renew a previously used list. See the Course Information section below.

Other Options

  • Request the purchase of an item for Reserve
  • To place instructor-owned materials or a coursepack on Reserve, print and fill out the Printable Reserve List Form from the Faculty Services page for the appropriate service desk. Include a list of the items (if you don't specify them on the form) and bring them to the appropriate service desk. You may also send them through campus mail.

Required fields denoted with asterisk *.

Instructor Information
Course Information
Items on this list will be removed from reserve at the end of the semester unless reserve staff receive a request to leave them on reserve for additional, consecutive semesters. You may mark more than one semester in the "semester" box at this time, or notify reserves staff before the beginning of next semester.
Location & Loan Period
Material Information
If you want to modify your previous list, please note changes in the comments field on the bottom of this page.
Previously reserved list?
Reserve Item