Can't find it at LCC? We'll get it for you from another library. Or check to see if it is available in an area library.

Questions

Contact Brice Neugent at leetb@lcc.edu or (517) 483-1655.

MelCat

Borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks from other Michigan libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

Request journal articles or books not available via MelCat.

Area Libraries

Borrow materials from area libraries.

MelCat

MeLCat is a statewide library catalog and borrowing service. Using MeLCat you can search for and borrow millions of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs.

Request Items

There are two ways to search MeLCat:

Search from the Library Catalog

  1. Search the Library Catalog.
  2. If you can't find the item, click on the "Michigan eLibrary" icon.
  3. Select the item you want.
  4. Click on the "Get this for me!" link in the middle of the page.
  5. Select "Lansing Community Coll" from the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter your last name and username and click "Submit."
  7. A confirmation page will let you know what you have requested.
  8. You'll receive an email at your LCC account to let you know about the status of your item.

Pick Up MeLCat Items

MeLCat items can be picked up at the Checkout Desk. You will receive an email at your LCC account when your item is available

  • Items will be held at the Checkout Desk for 10 days

Off-Campus Delivery

Employees can have MeLCat items delivered to their mailboxes at Off-Campus Learning Centers via the materials delivery program.

Renewing Materials

MelCat items may be renewed one time for 3 weeks. You may renew an item one week before the due date up until 6 days after it is overdue. However, renewals are not guaranteed. The lending library may deny your request if the materials are needed at the lending library. If the lending library chooses not to renew an item, you must return it by its due date. Call the interlibrary loan office at (517) 483-1665 or email Brice Neugent at leetb@lcc.edu to renew an item or with questions about renewals.

Fines and Fees

Fees for overdue, lost, and damaged materials are determined by the lending library and are the responsibility of the borrower. Difficulty in retrieving overdue items or failure to pay fees for lost or damaged items will result in the suspension of interlibrary loan service privileges, suspension of LCC Library borrowing privileges, and an academic hold for LCC students.

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Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan to request items such as books and journal articles owned by other libraries when the item can't be found at the LCC Library or through MeLCat.

Step 1: Before Placing a Request

Check to make sure the item is not available from LCC Library or MeLCat.

Step 2: Place a Request

Book Request  |  Journal Article Request

  • Interlibrary Loan is available to LCC students, UC students and employees.
  • Students may request up to 8 items at a time.
  • Employees may request up to 12 items at a time.

Step 3: Receive Your Items

  • Please allow up to 2 weeks for items to arrive.
  • You can choose to receive journal articles and book chapters by email or pick them up at the Checkout Desk.
  • Students must pick up books at the Checkout Desk in the Library. Employees can have items delivered to their mailboxes at Off-Campus Learning Centers through the materials delivery service.
  • Items will be held for pick-up for 10 days after notification is sent.

Step 4: Return Items

  • Items should be returned at the Checkout Desk or the drop box.
  • Off-campus borrowers may return all materials to the location where you picked them up or to the Library Checkout Desk.

You may request

  • Journal Articles
  • Most books
  • Government documents
  • Dissertations (if not available through interlibrary loan, they can be purchased from University Microfilsm International)
  • Microfilm or microfiche

You may not request

  • AV materials (VHS tapes, DVDs, film, CDs, sound recordings, computer software)
  • Entire issues of journals
  • Textbooks for classes
  • Fiction, historical fiction and/or popular books such as those on the "Best Seller" list
  • Items owned by or on reserve at the LCC Library
  • Reference books
  • Items available through MeLCat

Renewing Materials

You must request renewal of items at least 3 days before the due date. Contact Brice Neugent at (517) 483-1665 or leetb@lcc.edu about renewals. However, the lending library may deny your renewal request. If the lending library chooses not to renew an item, you must return it by its due date.

Fines and Fees

Fees for overdue, lost, and damaged materials are determined by the lending library and are the responsibility of the borrower. Difficulty in retrieving overdue items or failure to pay fees for lost or damaged items will result in the suspension of interlibrary loan service privileges, suspension of LCC Library borrowing privileges, and an academic hold for LCC students.

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Area Libraries

You need a library card at the libraries listed below to check out materials.

Academic Libraries

Special Libraries

Public Libraries

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