Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows you to request materials not owned by the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library. This service is provided free to all students, staff, faculty, alumni with proof of degree, and the IHM Sisters.

To request a book:

    1. Begin by searching for the book in the library catalog (double check your spelling!)
    2. If we don't own the book, click the MeLCat button under the Books and Media drop-down menu.

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  1. If the item is available for loan, a link called “Get this for me!” will appear. Click on it.
  2. A window asking “Which library card/account do you want to use?” will appear.
  3. Select “Marygrove College” and click on “Submit above information.”
  4. Type in your name and your library card number. Your library card number is 219270 followed by the 8-digits on back of your Marygrove ID card. (Example: 21927012345678).
  5. A screen will confirm the title and your request.
  6. Be sure to click on “Logout” to close your account. You will be notified when the material arrives.

To request an article, or if you are requesting a book not available in MeLCat, choose "Request an Article" or "Request a Book" below:


Request a book

Request an article

Have questions about the interlibrary loan process? Please call the library circulation desk at 313.927.1355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For additional information regarding the ILL process, please refer to our LibGuide at

For alumni

Services for alumni

  • Alumni have circulation privileges as long as he/she complies with the circulation policies.
  • Alumni must present proof of graduation from Marygrove College (diploma, transcript, or Library issued alumni library card).
  • Computer use is available to alumni with proper identification.
  • Reference services are available to alumni with proper identification.

Information literacy instruction

As a Marygrove College faculty member, you can arrange for your class to visit the library for an information literacy session. The librarian will tailor the session to your needs, introducing students to library research methods and electronic resources.

You might also like to discuss with a librarian updating an existing assignment, or creating a new assignment for your students to help build their information literacy skills.

To take advantage of these services, please fill out the form below and we'll be happy to work with you Click here

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Intersession Hours August 22, 2016 – September 3, 2016 Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday Fall hours effective September 6, 2016 Monday – Thursday: *9:00...
The library will be closing at 6:00 pm Monday, July 25th 2016 thru Thursday, July 28th.