Answered By: Paul Streby
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016     Views: 87

UM-Flint students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges at most of the libraries on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses with their UM-Flint MCard. The Law Library does not extend borrowing privileges to Flint patrons.

You can check hours and find maps on Ann Arbor's University Library homepage. (N.B. Circulation desks usually close before the library does; make sure you find out the hours of circulation when going to Ann Arbor, especially in the evening). If you are not familiar with the Ann Arbor campus libraries, it is advisable to stop by or call the Thompson Library reference desk (762-3408) to tell us what you hope to accomplish by going there. We may be able to save you time and trouble if you check with us first.

Graduate students at all three UM campuses, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University may obtain borrowing privileges at all of these institutions, which are part of the Michigan Research Library Triangle (MRLT). They must be currently enrolled and in good standing with their own libraries. To receive a library card from one of the other institutions, a graduate student must fill out the MRLT form available at his or her home library. UM-Flint graduate students may obtain the MRLT forms at the Thompson Library's Loan Desk.

UM-Flint, Kettering University, Mott Community College, and Baker College of Flint have limited mutual borrowing privileges for their students and faculty through the Academic Resource Sharing (ARS) program. With an ARS card, students and faculty can borrow two books at a time, up to ten per semester, from these institutions. UM-Flint students may obtain an ARS card at the Thompson Library loan desk. The card is valid until the end of the semester.

The ARS and MRLT cards are intended as supplements to, and not substitutes for, the resources of the Thompson Library. Students at all participating institutions are expected to exhaust the resources of their home library before receiving an ARS or MRLT card. You might also find it easier to use interlibrary loan or Get This to obtain materials not available at the Thompson Library.

 

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