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Advanced Search: Enables keyword and boolean searches of the catalog (MeLCat), MeL databases, selected websites, and digital repositories for books, articles, and additional content available both within and outside of MeL.



Find it at Jackson District Library

Type your search terms in the search box at the top of the page. If you can’t immediately find what you need at the Jackson District Library, have a look at the Catalog Help, or try MeLCat.

Find it in another Michigan library

MeLCat is an “interlibrary loan” service that allows library users to borrow materials from libraries throughout Michigan.




Search for Books, Articles, and more!


Log in to your MyMeL account using your name and Jackson District Library barcode to check on the status of interlibrary loans.
Alternately, make an Interloan request by phone by calling our Interlibrary Loan Department at (517) 788-1489 ext. 1486

Find it outside of Michigan

If MelCat does not have the item, search for an item worldwide with WorldCat.

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Can Jackson District Library just buy it?

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