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Courtesy Cards & Visitor Borrowing


Certain individuals outside of the current EMU community are eligible to receive a free library courtesy card:

  • Eastern Michigan University Alumni
  • City of Ypsilanti residents: Current driver's license or state ID with Ypsilanti address required
  • University faculty from colleges and universities in Michigan and Ohio, with current faculty ID
  • University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff
  • ElderQuest participants
  • High Scope Staff

MeLCat Visiting Patron Service - visitors from libraries that participate may check out materials by presenting a currently valid library card from the participating library and a picture ID.

Individuals who do not fit into any of these categories can purchase a card for $25 per year.

Borrowing Privileges and Requirements

Loan Periods and Limits lists Courtesy Card borrowing privileges.

Courtesy Card requirements:

  • Courtesy cards must be picked up in person at the Circulation Desk.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age, and must have a valid driver's license or state ID card when applying for the card.
  • Borrowing privileges are valid until the end of the current semester. Exception: Purchased cards are valid for one calendar year.
  • Visiting borrowers must present their EMU courtesy card and a picture ID (either a valid state ID or a driver's license) when checking out materials.
  • Courtesy cards holders can not make Interlibrary Loan or MeLCat requests through the Library.



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