Michigan State University

Michigan Research Libraries Triangle (MRLT) - Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges for Students

The Michigan Libraries Research Triangle (MRLT) is a cooperative venture among the three largest Michigan university libraries to develop mutually beneficial policies related to circulation, material preservation, purchase of books/journals/online resources, etc.

  • Students at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan may borrow materials from either of the other universities by first inquiring at their home library.
  • An individual must be a currently-enrolled student in good standing at the home library to be eligible for a library card from another MRLT library. The student must inquire at the Patron Services department of their home institution.
  • Books must be returned directly to the institution from which they were borrowed.
  • Books checked out from another library are subject to recall (and possible recall overdue fines) if requested by another borrower.
  • Library cards issued at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan will be good for one year.
  • Failure to follow the guest borrowing policies and procedures may result in termination of privileges.
  • Registration procedures for guest borrowing privileges at UM are handled only at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Circulation Services, 104 Hatcher North. Privileges at MSU will be granted only at the Main Library Patron Services Desk.

Libraries participating in the program include:

  • MSU - All Libraries, (517) 355-2333
  • UM-Ann Arbor - All Libraries within the University Library system, (734) 764-0400
  • WSU - All Libraries, (313) 577-4480
  • UM-Dearborn - (313) 593-5559
  • UM-Flint - (810) 762-3405

Libraries NOT participating in the program include:

  • UM-Ann Arbor independent campus libraries:
    • Bentley Historical Library
    • Clements Library
    • Gerald Ford Library
    • Kresge Business Administration Library
    • Law Library