Guests, Alumni and Retired Faculty

Options for borrowing materials and getting help from specialists, as well support for planning a visit to any of our buildings.

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.

Alumniemeriti faculty, and Michigan residents may have other options for remote access.

Retired faculty and staff privileges

Considered active appointments, emeriti faculty retain online access to library resources. All retired faculty and staff can request items from another institution through interlibrary loan.

Find and use materials

  1. Find Materials

    The first step to locating our resources, from scholarly articles to archival material.

  2. Guests and Alumni Borrowing

    Guests with specific academic affiliations are eligible to borrow materials. Alumni and all other guests can pay an annual fee.

  3. Faculty and Staff Borrowing

    Current and retired faculty and staff can borrow materials, and current faculty can assign someone to borrow on their behalf.

  4. Pick Up Items at a Library Desk

    Current U-M students, faculty, and staff may request certain materials not available online for contactless pickup.

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.

How to Give

Plan a visit

  1. Library Locations by Campus

    We have several locations across the Ann Arbor campus. Find the one that works for you.

  2. Study Spaces

    Find the space that fits your needs, whether you’re studying solo or meeting with a group.

  3. Guest Computing and Printing

    Just visiting? Find out how you can use our computing services.

  4. Events and Exhibits

    See what's happening across the library and where to find our rotating exhibits.

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