Accessing the Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MeLCat) — the system that allows you to request books from nearly every library across Michigan — can be done directly through the Troy Library’s Public Access Catalog (PAC). Library patrons can place requests for MeLCat items, track their due dates, and renew them directly in the PAC as you would any Troy Library item.
MeLCat is not a traditional hold system, but a statewide request system. Instead of placing a hold on an item that is currently checked out, you can request an item currently available in any one the 375 participating Michigan libraries. Few titles are not immediately available. This system complements the Troy Library’s catalog and offers access to unusual and rare titles.