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.
Publishing Services at Michigan State University Libraries
The MSU Libraries' Publishing Services offers on-demand printing, interior layout and cover design assistance, book design training, and one-on-one consultations. Library publishing services are available to everyone, including faculty, students, staff, and the general public. We print interior pages and a full-color cover, bind them together, and trim them to your desired book size, creating library-quality paperback books. In addition to paperback books, Publishing Services staff can print staple-bound booklets and can also bind loose pages.
Whether you are looking to print a portfolio or a cookbook, a thesis or a memoir, public domain titles or open access documents, Publishing Services at the MSU Main Library can turn your electronic file into a physical book. Do you want a quick proof copy of your manuscript or dissertation? During a scheduled appointment, your book can be printed in about 30 minutes if your files are ready and formatted for printing.
With Publishing Services at Michigan State University, publishing has never been easier or more cost efficient. Please note we do not bind hardcover at this time.
Print your Book or Booklet!
Ready to print? You may submit files online or schedule an appointment.
If your interior and cover files are formatted as PDFs ready for printing, you may submit them online using the "Drop Off" option at MSU File Depot. Please include all relevant information and printing specifications such as the book's dimensions and quantity desired. After your books are printed, you may pick them up from the MSU Main Library at the Hollander Make Central service desk. Shipping is available upon request at an additional charge.
Schedule an appointment
We can review your files with you and print your book while you wait. Scheduled appointment times are generally available Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm for either in-person or virtual appointments. Drop-in appointments are generally available on Mondays from 8 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm. Call or email to schedule an appointment with the Publishing Services Coordinator.
Contact Julie Taylor
What kind of books can I print?
Anthologies - Art - Biographies
Blank Books - Class Projects - Comic Books
Cookbooks - Dissertations - Drawings
eText - Genealogies - Gift Books
Government Documents - Handwritten Scans
Inspirational Books - Journals - Legal Documents
Magazines - Manuals - Maps - Memoirs
Notebooks (blank or customized) - Novels
Open Educational Resources - Photography
Picture Books - Playbills - Poetry
Portfolios - Programs - Public Domain Books
Quotations - Reports - Scanned Documents
Textbooks - User Guides - Yearbooks
You can even print one copy of an eText,
with proof of purchase, for personal use!
If you can PDF it, you can print it!*
*As long as you own the work to be printed, have permission from the copyright holder, or the work is in the public domain.