About the Library

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 $25 per year for access to Flint materials or $125 per year for access to Flint and Ann Arbor materials.

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

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 & Media (CDs, DVDs)

3 weeks, 50 book limit, 10 media limit, unlimited renewals

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

Browsing Collection

3 week, 1 item,

1 renewal by phone or in person

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

Course Reserves

2 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Laptops and Models

4 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Calculators & USB disc drives

4 hours outside the library (with completion of form),

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Factory Two passes

3 days, 1 item, 1 renewal in person or over the phone

$0.50 per day

Graduate Student 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

Media (CDs, DVDs)

3 week, 10 item limit,

unlimited renewals

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

Browsing Collection

3 week, 1 item,

1 renewal by phone or in person

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

Course Reserves

2 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Laptops and Models

4 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Calculators & USB disc drives

4 hours outside the library (with completion of form),

1 item, no renewal

$0.25 per hour

Factory Two passes

3 days, 1 item, 1 renewal in person or over the phone

$0.50 per day

Faculty and Staff Loans

Item

Loan

Fine

Books

Term loan, No item limit,

unlimited renewals

Hold on library account

Browsing Collection

3 week, 1 item,

1 renewal by phone or in person

Hold on library account

Media (CDs, DVDs)

3 weeks, 10 items,

unlimited renewals

Hold on library account

Course Reserves

2 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

Hold on library account

Laptops & Models

4 hours in the library,

1 item, no renewal

Hold on library account

Calculators & USB disc drives

4 hours outside the library (with completion of form),

1 item, no renewal

Hold on library account

How to Renew

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

  • Log in to the Library Catalog 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-UMF@umich.edu, Include your name, UMID, and book's title or barcode.

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