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Reciprocal Borrowing between EMU and UM

UM and EMU library logos

University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University students, faculty and staff are eligible for guest borrowing privileges at the other institution. To qualify, you must be a currently enrolled student or current faculty or staff member in good standing at your own library. See details below.

U-M Library Card Request Form for EMU students and staff

Participating Libraries

Eastern Michigan University

734.487.0020 | website
Halle Library (EMU Campus)

University of Michigan Library

734.764.0401 | website

  • Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (North Campus)
  • Buhr Remote Shelving Facility (Greene St.)
  • Fine Arts Library (Central Campus)
  • Hatcher Graduate Library (Central Campus)
    • Area Programs
    • Asia Library
    • Clark Library
    • Papyrology
    • Special Collections Library
  • Museum Library (Central Campus)
  • Music Library (North Campus)
  • Shapiro Library (Central Campus)
    • Askwith Media Library
    • Shapiro Science Library
    • Shapiro Undergraduate Library
  • Taubman Health Sciences Library (Medical Campus)

Thompson Library (U-M Flint Campus)
810.762.3400 | website

While visiting any of these participating libraries, you are encouraged to access electronic resources, make use of special collections and archives, and enjoy the many study spaces.

Travel Between UM and EMU

Three AATA bus routes are available between the EMU campus and U-M Ann Arbor. See for detailed bus route information.

Bus routes between campuses 
Route 3: Huron River
Route 4: Washtenaw
Route 5: Packard


Faculty (including lecturers)have reciprocal borrowing privileges without registering; simply show your faculty ID to Circulation Desk staff when you are ready to check out.

Students and staff must first register at the circulation desk of their home institution. EMU students and staff, present your EMU ID at the Halle Library Circulation Desk. U-M students and staff, at the U-M Hatcher Graduate Library or the U-M Flint Thompson Library. You can fill out the appropriate form at the circulation desk or bring it with you. EMU distance students can print the form below, sign, scan and email to: [email protected].

EMU students and staff use:

U-M students and staff use:

You will be notified by email when your guest borrower's card can be picked up at the other institution's Circulation Desk. Bring a picture ID with you.

Borrowing Privileges and library cards for students and staff are valid for the current term, and can be renewed by visiting the Circulation Desk of your home institution.

Registration for guest borrowing privileges at the U-M Library is handled at: 
Hatcher Graduate Library
Circulation Services, 104 Hatcher North
913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Most items circulate for three weeks and may be renewed unless requested by another borrower.

Items must be returned to the institution from which they were borrowed.

Failure to follow guest borrowing policies and procedures may result in sanctions or termination of privileges from either or both institutions.

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