Michigan State University

Eligible Borrowers

Material may not be checked out for others. A borrower is financially responsible for all material checked out using his/her card. Therefore, theft/loss of an MSU ID or library card must be reported immediately by calling Patron Services at 517-355-2333.

MSU IDs (available for students, faculty and staff at the MSU ID Office, International Center, 427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 170, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:45pm) are issued with a library barcode. When an MSU student activates his/her MSU e-mail account, the barcode number is entered automatically into library records. A photo ID is required to register an MSU ID. If a borrower's  MSU ID lacks a picture, an additional photo ID will always be required to check out material.

Michigan residents at least 18 years old are eligible for community library privileges. Community borrowers must present photo ID and proof of Michigan residence to obtain an MSU library card. If the individual has no outstanding fines or bills from a previous MSU library account, a card will be issued. Community borrowers cannot check out one-day lockers. Community accounts expire two years after creation at which time the Community borrower must again bring in their present photo ID and proof of Michigan residence in order to continue checking out material. A photo ID must be presented at every checkout.