|MichiCard and MeLCat FAQ |
The Michicard program will end December 31, 2013. As anticipated for some time now, Michicard has been eclipsed in terms of service and convenience by the Michigan eLibrary Catalog and Resource Sharing system (MeLCat). We encourage all libraries that participated in Michicard to become participating libraries in MeLCat.
MeLCat is an online catalog and delivery service that allows patrons of hundreds of participating Michigan libraries to borrow materials - books, movies, CDs and more - from all over the state and have them delivered to their home library. The Michicard system required the patron to travel to the library owning the material to both check out and return items. Libraries interested in offering the same in-library access that Michicard once provided are invited to join MeLCat and sign up as a library that offers Visiting Patron Service.
Please click on the link above to see a FAQ with answers to the most common questions regarding the end of the Michicard program, and participation in MeLCat.