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Need a book from the library's collection? Place a hold request and you will be notified when it is available for pick-up.

  • 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 within 48 hours Sunday-Thursday, and in 3-4 days Friday - Saturday.
  • Requests that have been pulled and put on the shelf will remain there for 7 days or until picked up.
  • Some items, including special collections (e.g. 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.
  • 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?


  • 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


  • Please return Mardigian Library books and A/V items using the book or media drop boxes located on the sidewalk between the library and the IAVS. This can be done at anytime.
  • Returning electronic items (Chromebooks, calculators, cameras) and books too large for the drop boxes requires scheduling a return day and time.
  • Please do NOT return items via campus mail.

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.