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How do I borrow material using the Michigan Electronic Library catalog (MelCat)?

First, check to see if the item is available locally by searching the Library Catalog.  If it is not available locally, search the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog, or MelCat, and find the item you are looking for.  If the item is available for loan a link called “Get this for me!” will appear.  Click on it.  A window asking “Which library card/account do you want to use?” will appear. Select “Bay County Library System” and click on “Submit above information.”  Type in your name and your library card number, without the A or B at the beginning and end of your number. Choose a pickup location (one of our branches).  Click on “submit.”  A screen will confirm the title and your request.  Be sure to click on “Logout” to close out your account.  You will be notified when the material arrives.