1. Check the MSU Libraries Catalog to see if MSU owns a copy of the item you are looking for.
NOTE: ILL will not process requests for items held on course reserve or in Special Collections.
2. If the MSU copy is checked out, or if MSU does not own the title, your next step is to search Uborrow to see if there are any holdings in the CIC (Big Ten) libraries. Items obtained through Uborrow are loaned for a period of 12 weeks with a 4 week renewal.
3. If neither MSU nor Uborrow can supply your item, you can try MeLCat. Items borrowed through MeLCat are loaned for a period of 3 weeks with a 3 week renewal.
4. If you are unable to find a copy through all of these options, then you can submit a request through your ILLiad account.
You will receive an automated notice once your ILL item arrives and is ready for pickup. All ILL items have a bookstrap on them to identify them. We require the information on the strap in order to remove the item from your account in a timely manner, so please keep the bookstrap intact and on the item!
There are different due dates and these may be different from your MSU items, so check the bookstrap for the date. Unless otherwise noted, most items are not available for Renewals. This information is found on the bookstrap.