Van Wylen Library has over 600,000 items. Using MeLCat increases the number of items available to you to over 45 million. You can get items from all types of libraries – from public to large academic institutions. MeLCat is a great resource for research materials as well as non-academic, popular books, music and movies.
Van Wylen Library has participated in MeLCat since June 2005. *In that period of time, Hope College has lent and borrowed over 88,000 books, DVDs and CDs!*
You can get books, CDs and DVDs delivered right to Van Wylen from over 400 other Michigan libraries. Search for your item at http://mel.org/melcat, click on the “Get this from MeLCat” button, select Hope College from the drop down list, enter your 1Hope username (without @hope.edu) and password, and the item will be delivered to the library in about a week.
If you haven’t yet used this great service and have questions the Research Help Desk staff will be glad to assist you!
—Michelle Yost, Interlibrary Loan Associate