Who can borrow
Who Can Borrow Materials
Programs and options for current members of the U-M community and guests.
Currently registered students from all three U-M campuses can borrow materials, with additional offerings for graduate students.
Faculty and Staff Borrowing
Current and retired faculty and staff can borrow materials, and current faculty can assign someone to borrow on their behalf.
Visiting Scholar Borrowing
Privileges for visiting scholars who have been invited to campus to participate in research or instructional activities.
Guests and Alumni Borrowing
Guests with specific academic affiliations are eligible to borrow materials. Alumni and all other guests can pay an annual fee.
Borrowing Agreements with Other Institutions
You can borrow materials from other state and regional institutions as a guest through reciprocal agreements, if you’re eligible.
How Long You Can Keep Items
See loan periods for materials checked out at our library locations.
Renew Your Items
Request a renewal to keep your items longer.
Request Return of Checked-out Items
How to “recall” an item checked out to somebody else, and what to do if someone requests an item you’ve checked out.
Where to Return Items
Drop boxes and locations where you can return materials, including specifics for media items and interlibrary loans.
Reminders and Overdue Items
Our notices and fines for keeping items past their due date.
Checkout Special Items and Equipment
Borrow items like adapters, laptop locks, and bike pumps onsite.