The Mardigian Library / Stamelos Gallery Center building is currently closed. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 1 with lobby only access for specific services (MeLCat, Interlibrary loan, reserves, student printing, checkouts, returns). Study space and the computer labs will not be available on September 1 but will follow later. Details regarding the reopening will be posted as they are available. Until we reopen, the Mardigian Library will continue to provide many library resources online as well as virtual research support. Librarians and Library Staff are available to answer questions from faculty, staff, and students during virtual library hours, either by chat, email, phone, or SMS. For further impact on library services, click here.

Library Virtual Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 am to 9 pm  |  Friday 8 am to 6 pm  |  Saturday & Sunday noon to 6 pm


Need a book but can't make it to the library? Place a hold request and the book will be held for you at the library circulation desk for 7 days.

  • Log into your library account, search for an item, click on the Request button, then wait for the confirmation screen.
  • Current requests can be viewed by logging into your library account, under the heading "Circulation"
  • Requests will be processed and delivered to the User Services desk within 24 hours Monday-Thursday, and in 2-3 days Friday- Sunday.
  • Library users checking out books in person will take priority over unprocessed hold requests. Requests that have been pulled and put on the shelf will remain there for 7 days or until picked up.
  • Some items, including reserves, special collections (including Quigley Historic Juvenile), archival materials and CEHHS Curriculum Lab materials are not eligible for request.
  • If a requested item is missing from the shelf, you will be notified by e-mail.
  • Requests for checked out items will be filled once the item is returned. You may place a MeLCat request for any checked out item.
  • Hold requests must be placed online. Requests made via phone or e-mail will not be accepted. Faculty and staff that would like Mardigian Library items delivered to their office should place their requests using the delivery request form.
  • Questions about this service can be directed to 313-593-5559.


  • Items that have been checked out for more than 3 weeks can be recalled.
  • A/V items cannot be renewed or recalled by library users.
  • The library will recall items required for reserves or bookings.
  • Request a recall by using the online form or calling the User Services desk at 313-593-5559. Recalls are not automatic and items must be eligible for recall.
  • The current borrower will be given 10 days to return the item, and is guaranteed a minimum check out of 3 weeks.
  • Questions or problems with recalls should be directed to the User Services desk.


  • Books may be renewed unless someone else has placed a recall or hold on the item.
  • Books may be renewed in person or online through your library account.
  • ILL books can be renewed through ILLiad.
  • Journals, A/V iems, REF/College and Career, reserve items, & software cannot be renewed.

To renew online:

  • Log into your library account and click on "items currently checked out".
  • Click on "Renew All" to renew everything, or select items and click "Renew Selected".
  • Items that cannot be renewed should be returned to the library immediately to avoid fines and fees.
  • Due dates are calculated from the date you renew.
  • Questions or problems with renewals? Please call 313-593-5559


Mardigian Library books and A/V items can be returned to:

  • The User Services desk on the first floor.
  • The book or media drop boxes located on the sidewalk between the library and the IAVS.

Reserve items, e-devices, cameras, ILL/MeL items, and UM-Ann Arbor items must be returned in person to the library.

  • Please hand directly to a User Services desk employee.
  • Please do NOT return items via campus mail.

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.