Circulation Information

Taubman Health Sciences Library

Please note that only UM Affiliates are automatically granted borrowing privleges at the Taubman Health Sciences Library. Members of the general public should follow this link for more information

The information linked below relates strictly to circulation issues.  For more information on using the Taubman Health Sciences Library please check out the following pages:

Help using the Library for the General Public (with links to free health resources)

Help using the Library for UM Faculty, Staff and Students

If your question is not answered below, or in either of our "Help..." files linked above, please contact the Taubman Health Sciences Library by phone at at 734-764-1210 or by email at


What groups are considered UM Affiliates?

When I want to borrow a book, what documentation will I be asked to present?

I am a new faculty/staff member and I would like to activate my card with within a week of my appointment; where can I go to do this?

I'm a Graduate Student Instructor; does this enhance my borrowing privileges?

I am a new student, and I would like to activate my card with within a week of my enrollment; where can I go to do this?

I'm a faculty/staff member, and I'd like to get borrowing privileges for my spouse/other qualified adult; can this be done, and how?

How can a faculty member set up a faculty borrowing proxy account for an assistant, and what are the conditions?

I'm a Visiting Scholar at UM; how can I obtain borrowing privileges at the Library?

How long does the Taubman Library allow its materials to circulate?

Where should I return items I have borrowed from THL?

I have lost a book that I borrowed from the Taubman Health Sciences Library; what happens now?

I need to use a book that is currently checked out from the Library; how do I place a recall request?

From the patron's point of view, what happens when a book is recalled?

How do I renew a book that I currently have checked out?




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Last modified: 02/02/2016