MeLCat Extended Loan Periods

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Kalamazoo College library users may see some of their MeLCat loans with longer loan periods!

Kalamazoo College faculty, students, and staff requesting a book from an academic library via MeLCat now have a 90-day loan period, with the option to renew for an additional 30 days. For books from other libraries, regular loan rules (28 days with a 28 day renewal) continue to apply.

Please note that the Kalamazoo College Library has no control over the origin of the books in MeLCat requests. While the system does prioritize long loan lending exchanges, libraries cannot guarantee which type of loan patrons will receive. Library staff also cannot manually modify due dates for MeLCat items.

The Kalamazoo College library team spearheaded this change for all private academic libraries in MeLCat. We are happy to help you make the most of this valuable resource-sharing network!