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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. Graduate students not taking classes but working on a thesis/disseration can be granted library privileges via the Graduate Student Verification form. 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 Visiting Scholars

UM-Dearborn Visiting Scholars may use all library services by completing the Visiting Scholar verification form.

UM-Dearborn Alumni

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. Questions? Reach out through any of our contact options.

Guest Cards

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 Access 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.

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.

Did you know?

  • Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff are eligible for a free digital subscription to the New York Times (NYT) (some limitations apply) and Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

  • Access requires creation of accounts for each site. Full details and setup instructions are available on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal setup pages.