MeLCat Statewide Catalog

MeLCat Statewide Catalog is the centralized union catalog and resource sharing service created to share materials among all types of libraries in Michigan, regardless of the local circulation system they use. MeLCat contains up-to-date holdings from all participating libraries. While the ability to search MeLCat is open to everyone, only eligible patrons from participating libraries may request materials to be delivered to their home libraries.

Who's in MeLCat now? Please see Participating MeLCat libraries new-window-icon.png.

 MeLCat includes:

MeLCat does not replace a local integrated library system (ILS).

MeLCat statistics as of January 1, 2020:

New libraries are added regularly. If your library would like to join MeLCat, see Joining MeLCat.

The MeLCat Advisory Committee new-window-icon.png advises the State Librarian on policies for the statewide catalog and resource-sharing system. Specific areas of focus include database standards, MeLCat system evaluation, and borrowing and lending policies and best practices.

MeL new-window-icon.png is a statewide service of the Library of Michigan new-window-icon.png, an agency of the Michigan Department of Education. The Library of Michigan contracts with MCLS and partners with a number of Michigan organizations and institutions to provide MeL services. Support for the Michigan eLibrary program is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services new-window-icon.png through the Library of Michigan new-window-icon.png, part of the Michigan Department of Education.