National library symbol. Courtesy of Aaron Schmidt.

Services for Guests

Members of the public and academic visitors are welcome in our libraries, may use library many materials on-site, and are welcome to attend our events and/or view our exhibits. 

Guest Borrowing Privileges

Guest Access to Licensed Online Resources

Please note: guests cannot access webmail (gmail, yahoo mail, hotmail, etc.) from our library computers, per campus policy.

Guest Requests to View Print and Audiovisual Materials

Copy and Printing Services

  • To copy and print, guests can create an online account, then visit circulation desks at the HatcherShapiro, and Art, Architecture & Engineering Library to pick up a new copy/print card, transfer value from old MLibrary Copy Cards, or add value to your new account.  Guest copying and printing accounts will work at any printer or copier supported by Campus Computing Sites.
  • If a department wishes to use a U-M ShortCode to charge for guest faculty and staff printing, an account can be set up for those printing in Campus Computing Sites. To charge copying and printing to a ShortCode, fill out this account request form.

Planning your visit

  • To help you plan your visit, please see our information on building and service hours, as well as our information on parking and directions to campus libraries.
  • The library catalog, Library Catalog Search, is freely available to search from locations off-campus, regardless of your university affiliation. We encourage guests to search the library catalog to find out if we own an item, which library houses that item, and if the item is currently available.

Contact Us

If you have questions about services, collections, or facilities, or if you need additional information about visiting the libraries, please Ask a Librarian.

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Last modified: 06/29/2018