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.

Return to Operations Plan

As the Michigan State University Libraries reopen, the most important consideration will be the health and safety of employees and patrons.

This plan is a living document. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, protocols and approaches to health and safety are likely to change. MSU has provided resources and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leadership will monitor University, State, and national guidance from Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) and American Library Association (ALA).

This document serves two purposes:

  1. To explicitly state actions taken to make the Libraries as safe possible for employees, students, and others.
  2. To provide employees with information and written expectations regarding return to operations, in person, and hybrid work arrangements. All employees are required to review this information before returning to the workplace.

Please continue to monitor this plan and communications from the University. Please always feel free to direct questions or concerns to your supervisor, Unit Head, or Associate Dean (AD).