Distance Delivery Service
Attention: While in-person classes are suspended, we are lifting the requirement that students, staff and faculty must be more than 50 miles away from campus. Distance Services are open to ALL regardless of your home address (with the exception of location outside of the United States or Canada).
If you are currently affiliated with MSU and located more than 50 miles from East Lansing, we will ship MSU and interlibrary loan (ILL) materials to you! We can ship to your home, or an authorized MSU distance location.
When items are shipped to you, you will be notified via email by both the MSU Interlibrary Services unit (ILS) and UPS. If we are delivering items to your home, you must sign for the package. If you are at an authorized MSU distance location, the ILS shipment notification email will instruct you on how and where to pick up your material.
You can check the status of all of your requests and request renewals on ILL materials through your ILLiad account. MSU-owned and MeLCat borrowed items can be tracked and renewed on your MSU Library account.
You may return them in person to MSU Libraries or an authorized MSU distance location, or send them back via any trackable method to:
MSU Libraries – ILS
Attn: Nora Madden
366 W Circle Dr
East Lansing MI 48824
- Your home (if you are 50 miles or further from campus and within the US)
- Your MSU Extension Office
- MSUCOM locations at Macomb, the Detroit Medical Center, or the MSUCHM Secchia Center in Grand Rapids
- Gull Lake Library at the MSU Kellogg Biological Station
We ship to you for free, but you must cover the cost of returning the items to us (see “How to return materials,” above.)
Not at this time.
No, we must have a street address and someone must sign for the package when it is delivered.
Follow the directions on the slip left by the UPS driver; or try creating an account with UPS My Choice.
I’m going to be away for a month. Can you ship to me there, and then switch back to my home address?
You may choose only one pickup/delivery location per semester; we'll contact you via email to confirm your current address/pickup location. But please let us know if you can't receive packages for any length of time; we'll do our best to hold requests for you until you return.
I’m an adjunct/adjunct clinical faculty/incoming graduate student and I don’t think I have an MSU Library account. How do I sign up?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you into the system.