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Research Toolkit: Books from Another Library

If you can't find a book you're looking for (and you really want it), use MeLCat to borrow it from another Michigan library. More about MeLCat:

  • Available to all current students and faculty at no cost.
  • Takes 7-10 business days for books to be delivered via MeLCat. 
  • You will be notified by K College email when the book is ready to be picked up.


How to Find and Request Books in MeLCat


Step 1: Use the basic search or advanced search to find the book(s) you are looking for.
Pro tip: advanced search is best when searching for a specific title, author, or subject.

Step 2: When you find the book you are looking for in the results list, you can click the title for more information, or click the button Get this from MeLCat to request the book.


Step 3: Under "Which MeLCat Library Card/Account you want to use?", select Kalamazoo College from the drop down list, then type your name and your 14 Digit Barcode Number, which is on your K ID card. Or you can login to your Library Account to find your Barcode Number. Click Submit to complete the request.