Requesting Items

  1. Search our library catalog to see if we have the item you would like. If the item is listed (available or checked out), click the button marked "Place Request"
  2. Enter your bar code (located on the back of your library card) or username if you have created one
  3. Enter your password
  4. Click "Submit Request"
  5. The message will come back with "Your request has been placed"
  6. You may then return to search results, view your list of holds or log out
When the item comes in, library staff will contact you by phone or email. It will be held for 10 days to give you time to pick it up.

Requesting Material from Another Library

Visit MeLCat and follow the following steps:
  • You can search by author, title or subject
  • When you find the right item, click on "Get this"
  • At the next screen, select Adrian District Library from the drop down menu
  • Enter your first and last name and then enter your library card number (no spaces between numbers)
  • The next screen will say "Your request for ........ was successful" or you will get a message that the item is not currently available. Holds may not be placed on items that are not currently available.

Checking the Status of my MeLCat Request

Visit MeLCat and follow the following steps:
  • Click on the link "My MeLCat"
  • Type in your name and library card number and click "submit"
  • The information indicates the number of requests you currently have as well as the number of items you currently have checked out on MeLCat. Click on either of those links for detailed information
  • You can check the appropriate box to cancel a hold (unless it's in transit) or renew an item.
Having problems? Help is as close as a phone call at 517-265-2265 or by email. We'll be happy to assist you.

About MeLCat

MeLCat provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet. It also provides an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.