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Checking Out Materials

Most items in the library collection are available for check out to currently enrolled students as well as University Faculty and Staff.

Alumni can access certain databases by joining the Alumni Association. A card to check out materials is available to Alumni for the discounted price of $125 per year.

For those not associated with the University, a card can be purchased to check out materials for $250, but databases can only be accessed by using one of our two public computer terminals. 

Students from colleges and universities with Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges are able to check out books on a limited basis. For more information please see the "Borrowing Policies" Section on the Library Policies page.

Loan Periods

Undergraduate Student Loans

Item

Loan

Fine

Books

3 weeks, 50 item limit, unlimited renewals

Lost books billed at cost of books plus $25.00 nonrefundable processing fee

Browsing Collection

1 week, 1 item,

1 renewal

Lost books billed at cost of books plus $25.00 nonrefundable processing fee

Media (CDs, DVDs)

1 week, 3 items,

no renewal

$2.50 per day

Course Reserves

2 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Laptop

4 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Graduate Student, Faculty, and Staff Loans

Item

Loan

Fine

Books

Term loan, 50 item limit, unlimited renewals

Lost books billed at cost of books plus $25.00 nonrefundable processing fee

Browsing Collection

1 week, 1 item,

1 renewal

Lost books billed at cost of books plus $25.00 nonrefundable processing fee

Media (CDs, DVDs)

1 week, 5 items,

1 renewal

$2.50 per day

Course Reserves

2 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Laptop

4 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

For more information on library fines, please see the "Overdue Fines and Lost Books" section on the Library Services Guide.

How to Renew

There are several ways you can renew books you've checked out:

  • Log in to Mirlyn using your UMICH password, go to My Account, and go to “Items Checked Out” and follow the instructions.
  • Bring the book back to the library for renewal.
  • Call the Circulation Desk at 810-762-3400. Be sure to have your MCard handy and the title or barcode of the book (it's inside the front cover and begins with 4-9015-).
  • E-mail a request to: circulation@umflint.edu, Include your name, UMID, and book's title or barcode.

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