Michigan State University

Circulation & Lending Policies

  • A Valid MSU student, faculty, staff or community patron ID is required to borrow materials.
  • Material can be renewed online via the Your Library Account page or at the Gull Lake branch.
  • All items are subject to recall after two weeks, if requested by another user.
  • If requesting materials using the web request forms, the required fields must be filled out completely and the lending criteria must be met for the loan to be delivered.
  • Circulating materials (with the exception of course reserve materials) may be returned at the MSU Main Library or at any of the MSU library branch locations.
  • Gull Lake reference materials do not circulate.

Books and Theses

  • All Gull Lake Books - 2 weeks (regardless of the patron type).
    • Books are renewable online.


  • Gull Lake Bound Journals - Do NOT circulate
  • Gull Lake Unbound Journals - Do NOT circulate

Course Reserves

  • Course Reserves - 2 hour checkout - no overnight
    • Reserve materials accumulate fines at the rate of $1.00 per hour, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.