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MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan


Search MeLCatThe Osterlin Library is part of MeLCat, a state-wide library catalog. To borrow books from other Michigan libraries, search MeLCat and click "Get this for me!" Select Northwestern Michigan College from a drop-down menu and enter your name and library card number. If you do not have a library card, or do not know the number, contact the library at (231) 995-1060.

  • This service is free of charge to all library users.
  • The average arrival time is 5–6 days.
  • You will be notified by email when your request is available for pickup (or by phone if we don't have an email address on file).
  • If MeLCat does not have the book you are looking for, submit a request here.


Submit an article request here.

Article requests are usually delivered within 1-2 days, but may take up to one week depending on availability. This service is free to NMC students, faculty, or staff. There is a $3.00 charge per request for area residents, plus any charges from the lending library. No more than five requests at a time, please.

Please check the Osterlin Library Online Catalog before you place your request. We may have the items you are looking for.

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