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Research Toolkit: Books from Another Library

Tools, techniques, and resources to help you find the information you need.


Try It: Finding Books from Other Libraries Interactive Tutorial


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

  • Available to all current students and faculty at no cost.
  • Takes 5 to 7 business days for books to be delivered via MeLCat. 
  • You will be notified via WCC email when the book is ready to be picked up at the Bailey Library circulation desk.

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 on the results list, you can click the title for more information, or click the "Get this item from MeLCat button" to request the book.


Step 3: Select your pickup location (Washtenaw Community College) from the drop down menu , type your first name, and enter your WCC netID (this is the same username you use to get into Blackboard). Click Submit to complete the request. You will be emailed by the User Services desk when the book arrives.