Michigan State University

All individuals are required to wear masks indoors in all campus buildings, including the Libraries.

For more information on Library hours and services, please visit our Using the Library page.


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.

Our Services

All of our services are provided FREE to MSU students, staff, and faculty.

  • InterLibrary Loan - We'll borrow books and other material for you from other libraries around the world.
  • Article Delivery - If you need an article, book chapter, or something else, we'll find it, scan it, and deliver it to you as a PDF.
  • Distance Services - If you live more than 50 miles away from campus, we'll send library materials to your home or office. (Due to COVID-19 this service is currently available to all users regardless of distance from campus.)

MSU Faculty and Staff Only:

  • Office Delivery - We deliver material to your on-campus office address (some restrictions apply).

Additionally for MSU Faculty exclusively:

  • On-demand Purchase - If you think the MSU Library should own a book - and it meets our criteria for on-demand purchase - we'll buy a copy for the collection. Simply place an interlibrary loan request and select ‘purchase’ under the ‘Purchase Recommendation’ option.  (Although On-Demand purchase is for faculty only, anyone can make a suggestion to purchase something.)