MeLCat & More

Books, articles and other research material can be obtained free-of-charge from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Fill out a blank ILL form or use one of the popular resources listed below.

MeLCat (Michigan Electronic Library Catalog)
MeLCat is a group of over 400 Michigan libraries willing to share their materials with each other. Search MeLCat and use the “Get this for me!” button to request material from libraries throughout the state. WATCH a short video tutorial on how to request books from MeLCat.

WorldCat Search thousands of libraries in the U.S. and around the world. Use the “Get this for me!” button in WorldCat to request delivery of books and articles.

Still can’t find what you are looking for?  Try some of the other library catalogs listed below.

Jackson District Library catalog Search the Jackson District Library system and Jackson Community College. If they have the book or item you are looking for, you can have it sent to the Spring Arbor Branch of the Jackson District Library. You will have to have a free account with them to request materials.

HathiTrust Digital Library This digitized collection includes full-text of works that are out of copyright or in the public domain and available for viewing or searching. Overwhelmed by the size of this digital library? Check out their “how-to-search” guide.

Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress and is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

White Library Digital Repository The White Library Digital Repository is a resource for the Spring Arbor University community to showcase, share, and preserve research and scholarship in an Open Access repository. The White Library Digital Repository collects writings and works of Spring Arbor University faculty, staff, and students including, but not limited to: published journal articles, conference papers, workshop presentations, undergraduate honors & graduate theses.