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Library Services and Resources for Faculty

Borrowing Policy for Faculty and Staff


University of Michigan Flint faculty, staff, and graduate students may check out up to 50 books for a term loan, with unlimited renewals. Books checked out in 

  • Fall semester will be due in mid December.
  • Winter semester will be due in mid April.
  • Spring and Summer semesters will be due in mid August.

Media items (CDs and DVDs)

University of Michigan Flint faculty, staff, and graduate students may check media items for three weeks with unlimited renewals.

Reference Books and Bound Journals

Reference librarians allow the circulation of reference books and bound journals at their discretion to University of Michigan-Flint faculty, staff, and graduate students.

We don't have it?

Get This is for requesting physical books from the Ann Arbor campus. Click the following link for more information about Get This.

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is for:

  • Books, dissertations, and microforms not available in Flint or Ann Arbor
  • Copies of periodical articles or short sections of books not available in Flint

Before placing an interlibrary loan request, check the Library Catalog (for books) or Journal Search (for journal and magazine articles) to make sure UM-Flint does not have access. If the book is available from a library on the Ann Arbor campus, you should place a Get This request for it.

To place an ILL request, follow the instructions from the link below:

Proxy Cards

Borrowing by proxy is intended to provide borrowing privileges to individuals working for a University of Michigan-Flint faculty member who has a permanent teaching appointment.  The proxy borrowing card is issued only upon written authorization of the faculty member.  Although the proxy employee carries the library card, the sponsoring faculty member is wholly responsible for all materials borrowed in his or her name on the proxy card.   Lost or damaged items will be billed to the sponsoring faculty.  All notices and correspondence will be sent via e-mail to the faculty sponsor.   Faculty sponsor is responsible for monitoring all items borrowed under their name on proxy card.

The faculty member assumes full responsibility for the use made of the card.  These responsibilities include:

  • Prompt communication with the proxy employee regarding all notices and correspondence.
  • Return or renewal of books by the due date.
  • Immediate return of books that are recalled for use by other borrowers or for Reserved Readings.
  • Payment of all library materials lost while charged to the proxy employee.
  • Written notification if a proxy is to be revoked or cancelled before the stated expiration date.

The sponsoring faculty member’s borrowing privileges, as well as the proxy’s will be suspended if the proxy card allows borrowed material to become delinquent.