MeLCat (Michigan Electronic Library Catalog)

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Borrow from Libraries Statewide!

If you can't find something in Kalamazoo Public Library’s online catalog, you may be able to borrow it from one of 170+ libraries across the state via MeL, the Michigan Electronic Library.

The MeL Catalog (MeLCat) includes most items held in participating libraries — millions of books, CDs, DVDs, musical scores, manuscripts, and other materials.

Who Can Borrow Through MeL?

 • KPL in-district residents only

Help Searching MeLCat

 • MeLCat Help

 • Call KPL's Reference Desk at 269-553-7801 or Ask a Librarian online

MeL Resources

MeL is the Michigan eLibrary, a 24/7 online library for Michigan residents.

 • MeL Databases allow you instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Databases are available for kids, adults, and on specialized topics such as car repair and practice tests.

 • MeLCat allows you to order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials and have them delivered to your participating library.

 • MeL Michigana contains photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical Michigan data.

 • MeL Gateways include specialized resources such as those in health, business and areas for kids and teens.

More About MeLCat 

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