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EDUC - Graduate Students

Books at FLITE

Books (print and electronic) will be very useful to you in the course of your studies at Ferris. In addition to print books, FLITE provides access to about 200,000 electronic books. Books can be searched from the Books tab. You can search by title, author, keyword, and subject.

Search for Books in the SmartSearch menu, and then narrow your search down by the Books category on the left side of the menu.

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E-Books at FLITE

Print books at FLITE

If you live at a distance (estimated to be more than 40 miles away from Big Rapids), books owned by FLITE can be sent to your home or work. You will have to then return them to FLITE or Kendall School of Art or mail them back to FLITE via UPS (or another traceable shipping method).

You may be better off using MeLCAT.

Books not at FLITE - Try MELCAT

If FLITE does not own a book (and even if it does but you are a student at a distance), you may want to try searching MeLCat. MeLCat is a statewide online catalog that provides patrons access to many materials a large number of participating Michigan libraries including the university libraries of Ferris, Michigan, Michigan State, Wayne State, and Western Michigan and the State Library of Michigan.

You can have books sent to your local public library. Simply initiate a request for items by going to the MeLCat homepage. Once you find the item you are looking for, click on the Get This for Me link, choose the library that you want the book sent to, and follow the instructions. You normally receive the materials in 3 to 7 days. There are no fees associated with this service. MeLCat items circulate for three weeks and usually can be renewed once for another three weeks.

If you are a distance education student, you can the MeLCat list of participating libraries to see if your local public library provides you access to this fantastic resource.