Borrowing and Circulation
The University of Michigan's University Library has a 150 year history of collection building and sharing its collections with the broader scholarly community. Over seven million volumes are included in the University Library system of distributed libraries on campus.
- The library collections are available to all individuals for use on site, including online resources such as databases
- Borrowing Privileges for the U-M Community, including faculty, staff and students as well as ancillary staff
- Borrowing Privileges for U-M Alumni and Guests, including faculty from universities and colleges in the state of Michigan
- Any individual in the U.S. may request that materials be borrowed from the U-M collection through his/her local library's interlibrary loan offices
- Michigan Information Transfer Source (MITS), the University Library's fee-based document delivery service, provides article copies and book loans to businesses and individuals who are not affiliated with the University of Michigan. MITS offers web-based article delivery and five levels of service, from Standard to One-Hour Rush
Library administration maintains information about policies related to these facilities.