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Kendall College of Art and Design Library

MeLCat

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​MeLCat is the suggested and preferred method for requesting physical items from other libraries.

Visit your MyMeLCat Account to 

  • Check the status of requests
  • Cancel requests
  • Renew items 

How Do I Place A Request?


Do a search in SmartSearch 

  • On the left side of the result page select External Search
  • Click on the MeLCat icon
  • Your search will move over to MeLCat

Or search for items directly in MeLCat

  • Click on the item record 
  • Confirm the item is available
  • Click the Get this from MeLCat button 

A new window will open:

  • Select Kendall College of Art & Design Library from the drop down list
  • Enter your First and Last Name & your MyFSU shortname

Please note:

  • You will only be able to request physical items - Books, Book on CD, CDs, DVDs
  • You will not be able to access electronic resources or database contents in MeLCat
  • You will not be able to request items on the shelf at KCAD Library

I Placed A Request. What Happens Next?

Requested Items

  • Items requested through MeLCat will take 3 - 5 business days to arrive at the KCAD Library.
  • When your items arrive, a notice will be sent to your Ferris email address,
  • You will have 10 business days to pick your items. After 10 days items must be sent back.

Renewals 

  • You must renew your materials the week before they are due.
  • Items get (1) renewal. Items overdue more than 7 days CANNOT be renewed. They must be returned and re-requested if still needed.

My MeLCat - Renewals

​Using your MyMeLCat account you can:

  • Check the status of requests
  • Cancel requests
  • Renew items - Overdue item cannot be renewed. Please talk with a librarian for assistance.

To login:

  • Go to the MyMeLCat page
  • Select Kendall College of Art & Design
  • Enter your name and MyFSU shortname

KCAD Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff

Not finding what you are looking for in MeLCat? 

InterLibrary Loan is available by request for KCAD Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff.

Please contact Elise for more information.