Michigan State University

Student Borrowing at MSU and Elsewhere

Michigan State University

Students (enrolled in at least one credit) may use their MSU ID cards to check out MSU Library material. The loan period for most books is 180 days, but books can be recalled at any time by another MSU student, faculty or staff person. 

University of Michigan, Wayne State University

MSU students may apply for borrowing privileges at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University through the Michigan Research Libraries Triangle. Please apply at the Main Library Patron Services Desk before traveling to Wayne State or the University of Michigan.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Universities

MSU students may apply for short-term borrowing privileges at most of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Universities and selected other universities through reciprocal borrowing programs. If you are planning to spend an extended period of time near another university and would like to borrow materials there, before traveling please inquire about qualifying libraries and apply for borrowing privileges at the Main Library Patron Services.

Borrowing material not owned at MSU from other libraries

Please use InterLibrary Services to request books, dissertations, etc from other libraries.