Borrowing Services at AAEL

Borrowing and Circulation has information about general policies regarding borrowing items.

Location and Contact | Requesting Items | Loan Periods | Renewals | Recalls | Fines and Overdue Materials

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library circulating materials can be checked out at:

Information desk, 1st floor, staffed when building is open
Service desk, 2nd floor, hours
Phone: 734-647-5747

Requesting Items

Need a book or video from another U-M campus library? The Get This service will bring library items to the location most convenient for you.

Loan Periods

If another user recalls an item you have out, the due date may change.

Regular Circulating Materials

Borrower Status Loan Period
Undergraduate Student 3 weeks, up to 6 renewals
Graduate Student & Staff 8 weeks, up to 6 renewals
Faculty or GSI Term loan, unlimited renewals

Special Materials

Item Type Loan Period
Course Reserves 2 hours
Permanent Reserves 4 hours, building use only
Video Games 4 hours, in CVGA only
Career Collection 3 days
DVDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
Journals Building use only
Reference books Building use only
Microfiche Building use only


Library items can be renewed in "My Account" unless another borrower has requested the item. Reserve books, career books and recalled books may not be renewed. Learn how to renew a book from the Borrowing and Circulation page on renewals.


Recalls occur when another patron requests an item that is already checked out. When a book is recalled borrowers will receive a recall notice via email. The recalled book is due on the date listed after the new recall due date, in that notice and in your account.

Return recalled books directly to a library information services desk, or to the outside drop box if the library is closed. Return DVDs and CD-ROMs to a service desk at any library.

Borrowing privileges are suspended if a recalled item is not returned by the recall due date. In addition, a $2.00 per day per item fine is assessed to all student borrowers.

Fines/Overdue Materials

See the Borrowing and Circulation policy on fines for more information.

Category Fee
Overdue Recall $2.00 per day
Lost Book Cost of book (or default price of $100.00) plus $50.00 processing fee
Returned Check $15.00

Borrowing privileges are suspended when an item becomes 30 days overdue. Privileges are restored when the item is renewed or returned. This applies to all borrowers.

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Last modified: 08/27/2018