Access to online resources
Our subscription agreements limit most online resources to current students, faculty, and staff.
On campus access to many licensed resources is available on guest computers.
Web tools that check for open access materials can help you find items available online that are free to all.
Access to onsite materials
Guests not affiliated with the university can visit and use items off the shelves.
Items in offsite shelving can be held for you to use onsite at designated locations. Consult Library Catalog Search to find item information and submit your request at least 3 business days before your visit.
Retired faculty and staff privileges
Emeriti faculty are considered current faculty and can use their U-M credentials for online access.
Find and use materials
The first step to locating our resources, from scholarly articles to archival material.
Guests and Alumni Borrowing
Guests with specific academic affiliations are eligible to borrow materials. Alumni and all other guests can pay an annual fee.
Faculty and Staff Borrowing
Current and retired faculty and staff can borrow materials, and current faculty can assign someone to borrow on their behalf.
Support the library
With every donation, you advance our enduring work, and open doors to discovery today and for many generations of scholars to come.
Plan a visit
Library Locations by Campus
Select a specific location for details about visiting. An Mcard may be required for evening or Sunday access.
Find the space that fits your needs, whether you’re studying solo or meeting with a group.
Guest Computing and Printing
Just visiting? Find out how you can use our computing services.
Events and Exhibits
See what's happening across the library and where to find our rotating exhibits.