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Request articles, books, and other library materials not available at Baker.
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Requests are taken care of M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm. It will take at least 2 business days after we receive your request to get the article to you. If you need something sooner, please contact your campus librarian.

Request Form for Interlibrary Loan

Use this form to request articles, books, and other library material not available at Baker. Please fill out as much information as you can.
1. Your Information:

Name: *
2. Library Number or Student ID# (UIN): *
3. Baker E-Mail: *
4. Phone Number: *
5. Campus:
6. Date Needed By:
7. Item Information:

If you have a full citation that you would like to copy and paste,
please do so in the comments box at the bottom of this section.

Title of Newspaper, Magazine, Journal or Book:
8. Title of Article:
9. Author of Article or Book:
10. Volume, Issue, and Page Number (for article):
11. Publisher and Edition (for book):
12. Date of Publication:
13. Comments or Additional Information:

Request Books from Other Baker Campuses and Other Michigan Libraries

From Other Baker Libraries

Requesting books from another Baker campus can be done through our book catalog.

  1. Simply click on the title of the book you would like to request and click on the PLACE HOLD link.
  2. You will be prompted to enter your 14 digit library number. This can be found on your Baker ID or your Contact Information page in the Solar System.
  3. Select the appropriate campus for your pick-up location.
  4. Click the PLACE HOLD button.
  5. When you place your hold, it is active for 21 days. If the book you want is not available immediately, you can extend the hold for a longer period of time.

The book will be sent from the campus that owns it, and it should arrive within 4 to 5 business days. When the book gets checked in, you will receive an e-mail letting you know that the book is here.  This email will be sent to the email address that you designate in the Solar System.

From MeLCat
MeL (Michigan eLibrary) is a state-wide inter-library loan service. 

  1. To request books from MeL, simply visit the MeL website.
  2. Once you're at the MeL website, click on the MELCAT link. This will open the book catalog.
  3. Enter your search terms and click the FIND IT button.
  4. When you find the item you want, click the GET THIS FOR ME button.
  5. You will be prompted to choose which library account you want to use. Select BAKER COLLEGE from the drop-down menu.
  6. You will be prompted to type in your name and your library card number. Make sure to select the appropriate campus location for picking up your item, and click the SUBMIT button.

The book will arrive from the library that owns it within approximately 7 to 10 business days. When the book gets checked in, you will receive an e-mail letting you know that the book is here.This email will be sent to the email address that you designate in the Solar System.


Warning of Copyright


The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


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