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.

Suggest a Purchase

Use this form to suggest the purchase of a book, DVD, or CD-ROM for the permanent collection of the MSU Libraries. The item can be held for you when received.

Please help us manage resources effectively. For casual or one-time use of a book or similar item, consider borrowing via Inter Library Loan.

NOTE: If you wish to suggest a journal or other subscription, please contact the appropriate Subject Librarian. Due to the substantial and ongoing cost of new journals, these requests will be evaluated in light of available funds and anticipated use.

NOTE TO FACULTY: If you want to place the book on Reserve (Assigned Reading) for your class, please use the Reserve Book Purchase Request instead.

Required fields denoted with asterisk *.

Material Information
Last name, First name
If you are not sure of the exact title, please ask for help at the Reference Desk.
The Library will investigate availability.
Notification Information
Please let us know who we should contact in regard to this request.
From your MSU ID An example of an MSU ID barcode
Purchase Rationale
Please explain why the MSU Libraries should purchase this item. Also, please provide source for purchase, if known.