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How to Request a Book from Another Library (MeLCat)

Instructions on how to use the Michigan eLibrary Catalogue (MelCat)

Michigan Statewide Catalog and Interloan Service

Patron-Initiated, Quick Delivery and Free!

How to Borrow an Item Using MeLCat

 Go to www.badaxelibrary.org

  • Click on Online Resources image on this site's homepage
  • Click on the Mel image
  • Type in title, author or subject; click the corresponding radio button above the search box
  • Click “Find It!”
  • Check the icon to the far right to be sure it’s the right media (book, sound disc, DVD/VHS)
  • Click on the title for more information about the item
  • If it’s the right item, click “Get This for Me!”
  • Click on Bad Axe District Library from the dropdown menu of libraries and click “submit”
  • Type in your name and library card number and click “Submit”
  • Next screen will say “Your request was successful” or you will get a message that the item is not currently available; unfortunately you may not place a hold on the item

How to Check the Status of Your Request

  1. Click on “MyMeL” in the gray bar near the top of the screen
  2. Click on Bad Axe District Library from the dropdown menu of libraries and click “go”
  3. Type in your name and library card number and click “Submit”
  4. Your patron information will appear along with a link “You have x items checked out/requested”
  5. Click on the link and detailed information about requested or checked out items will appear
  6. You can check the appropriate box to cancel a hold (unless it’s in transit) or renew an item
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