Mardigian Library

Throughout the Fall 2021 semester, access to the Mardigian Library is restricted to current UM-Dearborn students, faculty, and staff.

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  • Student Information

    How to use course reserves:

    • Ask for the items you need at the Library Info Desk on the first floor.
    • You need a valid MCard to check out reserve items.
    • No more than three reserve items can be checked out at once.
    • Reserve materials may not be renewed, held for a user, or reserved for a later time period.
    • Patron information is confidential in compliance with the library's User Privacy Policy.
  • Faculty Information

    What can be put on Reserve?

    • The Reserve Service will purchase most items requested for Reserve if the Library does not own a copy.
    • We may not be able to purchase:
      • very expensive works
      • multiple copies of multi-volume sets
      • out-of-print items
    • Once the purchased item has been received in the Reserve Department, an e-mail will be sent to the requester indicating the item has been received and placed on Reserve for the course.
    • The Reserve Office will accept personally-owned books and videos from faculty and staff in accordance with copyright restrictions.

    How to put materials on Reserve

    • Complete the Faculty Course Support Form. As you fill out the course reserve section, please remember:
      • If materials that you need are not already owned by the library, we will try to obtain them, following these guidelines.
      • The library will follow guidelines for copyright and multiple copies.
      • Select a loan period that fits the needs of your students.
    • Provide the library with any personal copies you want to have on Reserve.
    • Reserve requests are generally processed in 3-5 working days from the time they are received.
  • Fines for Overdue Reserves
    • 2, 3, 4 and 24 hour reserve items - $1.00 per hour.
    • 2, 3 and 7 day items - $5.00 per day.
    • DO NOT return reserve materials to the drop box, give them to a staff person at the Library Info Desk.
    • Fine appeals cannot be made for reserve items.
  • Reserve Loan Periods
    Loan Type Details
    2 Hour in-library use only; must be returned within two hours of check-out time.
    3 Hour can be checked out for home use for three hours.
    4 Hour in-library use only; must be returned within four hours of check-out time.
    24 Hour can be checked out for home use; due 24 hours from the time they are checked out.
    2 Day can be checked out for home use for 2 days.
    3 Day can be checked out for home use for 3 days.
    7 Day can be checked out for home use for 7 days.
    Term Loan can be checked out for home use until the end of the term.

Reserve staff are generally available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
313-593-5457 or

Did you know?

  • 3D Printer in the Library
  • The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.