Askwith Media Library Policies

Borrowing Privileges 

Askwith Media Library materials are available for checkout to UM faculty, staff, students and guests that have an active UM library account. Walk-in patrons can check out five items. Please present your University of Michigan ID card when checking out or picking up materials.

Students and guests can check out materials on a walk-in basis.

A portion of the collection is on faculty reserve. Students cannot check these materials out, but can view them in-house.

Loan Periods

Askwith Media Library videos may be checked out for three inclusive days; that is, a video borrowed today would be due the day after tomorrow. There are two exceptions; materials borrowed on Thursday or Friday are due the following Monday. Instructors may request longer loan periods, for example to show in more than one class session in a week.

Audiobooks  and Kill A Watt  meters circulate for three weeks.

Fines / Recalls / Replacement billing at the Askwith Media Library

Late fines for students are $5.00 per day per item.

All UM borrowers are subject to RECALL fines of $10.00 per day. RECALLs are used to retrieve overdue materials that have upcoming reservations.

Askwith Media Library charges a replacement fee for the non-return of Askwith materials. This includes a $30.00 replacement fee, plus the replacement cost of the item.


Instructors and staff can request renewals of Askwith Media Library materials by contacting the library or by renewing through My Account on Mirlyn.

Students do not have renewal privileges.


Askwith Media Library materials may be returned to any UM library circulation desk. However, we request that patrons return Askwith materials to the Askwith Media Library circulation desk or the Shapiro Library lobby dropbox whenever possible. This will increase the timely availability of items to other patrons.

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Last modified: 05/07/2014