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
UM-Dearborn alumni receive free borrowing privileges:
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 Circulation 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.
- Guest cards may be purchased for $60.
- Senior citizens, age 65 and older, may purchase guest
cards for $30.
To apply for a guest card, please ask
at the Circulation 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.