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Library Services Updates

Check the status of the library building and services as changes are made in response to the pandemic. (This page last updated September 28, 2020.)

Library Building

  • See current hours.
  • All building users must check in at the station inside the entrance, and must complete the Daily Health Screening before coming to campus, or on a paper form when entering.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Only the ground and first floors are open, with limited reservable and drop-in study spaces.
  • Only individual study is allowed, no group study or meeting rooms are available.


Library Materials

  • Most library materials can be requested for pickup. See instructions and more information.
  • Return library materials to the outside book drop to the right of the library entrance. See additional return options.
  • Returned items will be quarantined for 6 days before being checked in; no fines or fees will be charged during this period.


Research Help and Instruction


Interlibrary Loan and MelCat

  • Requests for articles via ILLiad is continuing.
  • MeLCat services resumed September 21st. If you need a chapter from a book not available at EMU or MelCat, please submit the request as an article request in ILLiad.


Access to Non-Circulating Materials

Non-circulating, non-reserve materials, such as archives, microforms, and periodicals, will be available to use by appointment.

  • Request an appointment by emailing [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance of the desired time.
  • Library staff will schedule the appointment and confirm the time with the user.;


Course Reserves


Library Resources for Online Learning


COVID-19 Information

Halle Library, 955 W. Circle Dr, Ypsilanti MI, USA 48197 Phone:734.487.0020