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Find Books with MSU Catalog
Search the MSU catalog for books that provide general overviews of your research topic. You can also find books that contain primary sources, such as autobiographies and letters. See the Primary Sources page for tips on searching for primary sources in the catalog.
The Book I Need Isn't Available
If the book you're looking for has been checked out, or if the library doesn't own it, you have several options for getting it:
- UBorrow: This searches other libraries within the Big Ten Academic Alliance. This is your fastest option; books generally arrive within 3-5 business days.
- MeLCAT: This searches over 450 libraries across the state of Michigan. Requests through MeLCAT can take 1-2 weeks for delivery.
- ILLiad: This searches libraries across the country. Requests through ILLiad can take anywhere between 3-14 business days, so be sure to submit your requests with plenty of time.
Any books that you request through UBorrow, MeLCAT, or ILLiad can be delivered to the Patron Services Desk at the Main Library, where it will be waiting for you for pick up!