Guests and Alumni

Guests with specific academic affiliations are eligible for borrowing privileges. We have paid options for all other guests. Alumni pay a reduced annual fee. 

With all guest borrowing privileges, there is no limit on the number of items that can be checked out at one time, and items can be renewed. 

Guest privileges do not include access to online resources or delivery services like interlibrary loan. 

Are you the spouse or other qualified adult of a current faculty or staff member? They can request borrowing privileges for you.

Specific academic affiliations

Certain guests from academic institutions listed here are eligible to borrow through reciprocal agreements. Proof of academic affiliation is required.  

Affiliation Who is eligible? Get more information
Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College Current students, faculty, and staff Details of this agreement
Other Michigan universities and colleges Current, regular faculty Contact staff at the Hatcher North Information Services desk
Big Ten Academic Alliance member institutions Current students, faculty, and staff, emeriti faculty Contact circulation staff at your home institution
Michigan State University, Wayne State University (University Research Corridor) Currently enrolled graduate students Contact circulation staff at your home institution


If you completed a U-M degree program, you can purchase guest borrowing privileges for a $125 annual fee.

All other guests

All other guests are eligible for guest-borrowing privileges for a $250 annual fee.

Guest cards are for use by one individual and are not transferable. 

Contact staff at the Hatcher North Information Services Desk for more information. 

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