Answered By: Gina Bolger
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016     Views: 28

If you want to borrow an item that is not in Miller Library’s collection, you have several options:

  1. Ask library staff to verify that we don’t actually own the item. Sometimes book titles may have variant titles that we can help you explore.
  2. For books that we don’t own, search MeLCat, the online catalog of Michigan Elibrary. If you are searching Miller Library’s catalog and get the message “No matches found,” click on the MeLCat button on that same page and your search will be completed on the MeLCat catalog. If found, you simply click on “Get this for me,” select Cornerstone University from the library list, and enter your name and ID number. You'll receive an email when the book arrives for you to pick it up. Note: Many MeLCat libraries, like ours, do not loan DVDs or CDs; for that you’ll need to search WorldCat (see following).
  3. If, however, your search in MeLCat is unsuccessful, turn next to WorldCat. Enter the title and choose the record that has the most holdings. If you click on “Libraries that own this item,” you’ll see where you could either borrow it by visiting the closest library, of if that’s not an option, you can click on “Submit an ILL request.” InterLibrary Loan works seamlessly with our system to process your request for books, journal articles, DVDs and more. When prompted, you’ll need to log into your ILLiad account, using your username and password. We’ll take care of the rest and you'll get an email when you item arrives.