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.

Digital Orchid Library

orchid illustration

The Digital Orchid Library was a collaboration between Michigan State University, the American Orchid Society, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the National Agricultural Library. The site was retired because the Biodiversity Heritage Library has more recently scanned the orchid images we had provided at a much higher quality. We recommend visiting their site. You may also view an archive of this site on the Internet Archive.