Michigan State University

We are excited to announce that we are moving to a new catalog from June 27th through the 30th. As we make this transition, some services will be affected.

  • You will still be able to check out books or other library material in person at the library.
  • Requests for pick up at circulation desks will be unavailable during this time.
  • You will have to request materials from other libraries using Get It @ MSU. Note: Borrowing from other Michigan Libraries through MelCat continues to be suspended until further notice.

To learn more information, please see our FAQ page.

Copyright Services

Copyright Advice

Susan Kendall, Copyright Librarian, cannot give legal advice, but she can provide guidance and help you understand if you need to seek out permissions for your use of materials. 

She may be able to guide you to alternatives that will not require you to seek for or pay for permissions, such as:

  • Using library-licensed resources for which the Library has negotiated special use rights
  • Choosing resources that have more favorable use policies

Copyright Permissions Requests

Tyler Smeltekop assists instructors in obtaining copyright permissions for content used and presented in MSU courses. He can:

  • Help you determine the rights holder and contact them for you
  • Consult with you about selections that can be stable linked, saving your department royalty fees
  • Connect you to librarians for additional assistance or materials acquisition

If obtaining permission will require royalty fees and you wish to proceed with the use, the royalty fees will need to be charged to your departmental account.