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MeLCat can be used by CMU affiliated patrons who are on campus users.

Global campus patrons should request the books and other materials that they need through their Documents on Demand (ILLiad) account  We will ship to you materials from the CMU collections or we will get what you need from other libraries.

Global campus patrons who are Michigan residents and who are interested in using MeLCat in their area could check with their local public library about using MeLCat services.

Global campus patrons who are out of state could check with the libraries in their area to see if there is a similar library sharing service that they can use.

Note: All CMU affiliated patrons can also order books, theses, audio-visual materials, and more through Document on Demand's Interlibrary Loan service and the Documents on Demand (ILLiad) account. Items will be shipped to our Global Campus patrons.






What is MeLCat?

MeLCat is Michigan's statewide union catalog and resource sharing project, designed especially for Michigan residents.

  • Borrow books, audiobooks, music, movies and more!
  • Over 400 Michigan libraries participate.
  • MeLCat is fast and economical.

Use the MeLCat search page directly, or find a link to MeLCat inside of your Documents on Demand (ILLiad) account .

How to Use MeLCat

You can get to the MeLCat search page directly or use it inside your ILLiad Request Account to make your MeLCat requests.

  1.    Go directly to MeLCat to search for the item.
  2.    If you find an item you want, click Get this from MeLCat! to order it.
  3.    Look for Which library card/account do you want to use?
  4.    Choose "Central Michigan Univ" from the drop down arrow.
  5.    Login with your CMU global ID and password.
  6.    Click 


  1.    Log in to your Documents on Demand (ILLiad) account 
  2.    Look for Place a New Request in the menu on the left side of the page.
  3.    Click Book and look for "Have you searched MelCat?" in the upper right corner. Click MeLCat and follow steps 2 - 6 above.
  4.    If you cannot find the book you want in MeLCat, use the Book Request page that you have open on your other tab to place the request for your book.

You will receive an email when your item arrives. You can pick it up at the Checkout Desk, 2nd floor Park Library, during all other hours that the library is open.

DOD Contact Information

Documents on Demand
Central Michigan University Libraries
202 Park Library
250 E. Preston
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Phone: 989-774-3022 or (800) 274-3838
Fax: 989-774-4499


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