• Library patron with a stack of books
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Library patron with a stack of books

Borrowing and Circulation

The University of Michigan Library has a 150 year history of collection building and sharing collections with the broader scholarly community. Over seven million volumes are included in the University Library system of distributed libraries on campus.

Collections access

  • The library collections are available for use on site to the University community and the public, 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. Learn more about U-M Library document delivery services

See general access policies related to use of library facilities.

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Last modified: 08/27/2018