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Services for Alumni

While access to most library services and resources is restricted to currently enrolled students, staff and faculty, as well as researchers located on the Ann Arbor campus, U-M alumni, as library guests, may conduct research using our collections and facilities.

Borrowing Privileges

  • Alumni may use library materials on-site.
  • Borrowing privileges may be purchased for $125 per year. [Details.]
  • For U-M Flint and U-M Dearborn library borrowing privileges, contact the circulation services staff at those libraries.
  • Please note that an alumni borrowing card does not include interlibrary loan service privileges. We suggest that you visit your local library where you have full borrowing privileges to request books that we do not own.

Access to Licensed Online Resources

  • Many of our licensed databases, online journals and full-text articles are available to library visitors on guest computers. [Details about computing.]
  • The purchase of an alumni borrowing card does not provide off-campus access to licensed online resources. Please note however that the U-M Alumni Association offers off-campus access to selected online resources as one benefit of dues-paying association memberships. (Go to the Alumni Association Learning web page, and then click on the "Access Now" link in the right column.) Ross School alumni should view the Kresge Business Administration Library list of available online resources.
  • With a valid Michigan driver's license, a state ID number, or a library card issued from a public library in the state, many licensed databases are available to people who reside in Michigan, via the Michigan eLibrary.
  • The library provides alumni continuing access to RefWorks. Please contact refworkshelp@umich.edu to receive the "Group Code" needed for access.

Printing, Copying, and Scanning

  • Alumni must register for a printing/copying account and add funds to that account prior to printing/copying. [Details.]
  • We encourage alumni to bring and to use USB devices for saving PDFs of journal articles.
  • Scanning equipment in the Knowledge Navigation Center is available to alumni, but reservations are recommended. Please bring a USB device for saving scans.
  • Alumni may scan to selected self-service printer/copier equipment for free in the libraries.

Requests to View Print or Audiovisual Materials

Planning Your Visit

  • To help you plan your visit, please see our information on building and service hours, as well as our information on parking and directions to campus libraries.
  • The library catalog, Mirlyn, is freely available to search from locations off-campus, regardless of your university affiliation. We encourage alumni to search the library catalog to find out if we own an item, which library houses that item, and if the item is currently available.

Contact Us

If you have questions about services, collections, or facilities, or if you need additional information about visiting the libraries, please Ask a Librarian.

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Last modified: 10/07/2015