How To Use MeLCat
Initiate your own interlibrary loan requests by using the statewide database of library holdings. In order to make requests and borrow materials you must be a resident of our library district and a registered library card holder in good standing at Sanilac District Library. All overdue materials must be returned to the library and all fines paid in order to borrow materials from another library. Materials that are owned by our library may not be requested by our own patrons as an interlibrary loan.
·NOTE: MelCat will not reserve materials. Make sure a material is available before clicking the Get This For Me button. If your requested item is unavailable our library will be notified and we will contact you.
·To check for availability:
·Click on the title of the material. The next page lists the item status.
·An item may not be ordered if the status is Not Requestable or a due date is listed.
·If there are multiple copies of the same item, it may be requested as long as there is at least one available copy.
·If all copies are unavailable, try clicking on the next listing or holding for that same title to check for availability.
·If there are still no copies available try requesting it again on a weekly basis until it is available or contact our library staff for assistance. We may be able to request it from another source nationwide.
Keep track of the materials you have requested from other libraries, check status, due dates and request renewals or cancel the request by using your MyMel account. Click on MyMel Quick Select Sanilac District Library from the pull-down menu, type in your name and your 14 digit Sanilac District Library card number.