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MeLCat (Michigan eLibrary Catalog)

MeLCat is a state-wide database representing the holdings of nearly every library in Michigan - more than 6 million unique book titles. When you search MeLCat, you may request that an item be sent to Hekman Library for pick up at the main circulation desk on 2nd floor. The turn around time is 3-5 days.

In many cases, MeLCat will replace Interlibrary loan, especially for books held in Michigan libraries. Interlibrary loan is still the preferred method of delivery for books held outside Michigan and for all journal article requests.

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Books, DVDs, Blu-rays, videocassettes and CDs may be requested through MeLCat. Journals are requested through InterLibrary Loan.

MeLCat only searches the holdings of Michigan libraries. To search the holdings of 10,000 libraries worldwide, search:

Circulation Information

MeLCat Books:

  • 28 day checkout
  • 1 renewal

MeLCat A/V:

  • 14 day checkout
  • 0 renewals

MeLCat checkout limited to 70 items at one time