MeLCat, or the Michigan eLibrary Catalog, is a project funded by the State of Michigan that links various participating libraries across the state. As a participating institution, EMU users benefit from a number of its features, including:
For more information on using MeLCat, see http://mel.org/Help, or the instructional video at http://youtu.be/nZsUH79taQ8.
EMU Students may borrow books and other circulating materials in the University of Michigan Library collections by obtaining a guest borrowers card. This is not an interlibrary loan service, and this guest borrower's card does not give you online access to UM's electronic resources.
First, EMU students must register at the EMU Library Circulation Desk with a current EMU ID card and a U-M Library Card Request Form.
Next, you will be notified by email when your guest borrower's card can be picked up at the Hatcher Graduate Library North Circulation Desk at University of Michigan. Bring a picture ID with you to pick up your card. Borrowing Privileges and library cards for EMU students and staff are valid for the current term only, and can be renewed by visiting the EMU Library Circulation Desk.
Note that this guest borrower's card does not give you online access to UM's electronic resources, but some of those resources may be available at designated guest computers in the UM Libraries buildings.
UM Libraries are multiple and complex. EMU students should take time to plan a visit.