For International Students

Welcome to the UM-Flint Thompson Library

What can you do at the Library?


Locate books, articles, journals, and help for your research.


We have quiet individual study space, group study rooms, and the ThinkLab, our multimedia study room. We're also open late at night and on the weekends.


Our librarians are here to help you with your information and research needs.

Words to Know

Circulation: the service desk and department that lends books. Where you borrow and return books. Deals with inter-library loan, Get This, course reserves, and fines. Located on the 3rd floor of the Library.

Reference: the service desk and department where librarians help students use the library resources, find books and articles, and offer research advice. Located on the 3rd floor of the Library.

Summon: the library's primary search tool. Searches the Library Catalog and our electronic resources for books, journals, individual articles, and some eBooks.

Library Catalog: the library's online searchable database of books. Searches for print books and journals, DVDs, CDs, and some eBooks. Able to search and request books from Ann Arbor through Get This.

Get This: request books from the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus through the Library Catalog.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad): request books and articles not available through the University of Michigan library system.

Course Reserves: textbooks and required reading that instructors have asked the library to set aside from the regular collection. Reserves can be physical books and media items or electronic resources (e-Reserves). These books and media items often are for use only in the library so that everyone in the class can use them throughout the semester. 

For more library terms, follow the links below.

Search the Online Library

This Summon search box searches over most of the library resources, including journal articles, books, ebooks, newspapers, videos, music, and more. For more help finding resources, Ask a Librarian or look at one of our other Research Guides.

Your Librarian

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Liz Svoboda
Library 331
(810) 762 - 3007

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