Who can borrow materials
University of Michigan Students, Faculty, and Staff
Currently registered UM-Dearborn students, faculty, and staff may use all library services, including off-campus database access. UM-Ann Arbor and Flint students, faculty, and staff may borrow circulating books and audiovisual items. All UM borrowers must present a valid MCard (UM photo ID card) in order to check out materials.
UM-Dearborn alumni receive free borrowing privileges: more information.
Retired UM-Dearborn Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff who have retired from the university are eligible for library services. Please contact the Head of User Services for more information (313-593-5598).
The public may purchase a guest card, which is effective for one calendar year. Guest cards allow the patron to borrow circulating books and audiovisual materials - up to three total items at one time. Loan periods vary depending on the type of material; read more about loan periods. Guest card holders cannot use the card to access library databases or e-books from outside of the library
To apply for a guest card, please ask at the User Services Desk.
Students and Faculty From Other Colleges and Universities:
MeLCat Visiting Patron libraries
Students and faculty from MeLCat libraries who participate in Visiting Patron may borrow materials from the UM-Dearborn library with their home library card and a photo ID. Currently registered UM-Dearborn students may go to any library that participates in MeLCat Visting Patron and check out materials using their MCard (UM photo ID card) and a photo ID.
Local college and university libraries that participate in MeLCat Visiting Patron include HFCC, WSU, OU, and EMU. Check the list of participating libraries to see the full list of libraries that allow visiting patrons.
Students and staff from the following schools need to have an Infopass to borrow materials from the UM-Dearborn library. You must get an Infopass from your university or college library before coming to the Mardigian Library. Infopass borrowers may check out 3 items at a time, with one 3-week renewal. You must show the Infopass and a photo ID. Currently registered UM-Dearborn students must also obtain an Infopass from the Mardigian Library before borrowing materials from these schools:
More information on the InfoPass is available from SEMLOL.
Reciprocal Borrowing institutions
Current students, faculty, and staff from the following schools may borrow materials from the UM-Dearborn library, and currently registered UM-Dearborn students, and current faculty and staff may borrow materials from these libraries.
At our library, qualified students, faculty, staff, and librarians from these institutions may check out 3 items at a time, with one 3-week renewal. You must show proof of current registration (if a student), a letter from your institution or recent pay stub (if faculty, staff, or librarian), university library card/ID, and picture ID.
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