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Posted on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 3:52 p.m.

New program allows EMU students, staff access to 8 U-M libraries

By Katrease Stafford

A newly implemented Eastern Michigan University program will allow students and staff to have access to eight University of Michigan libraries, the Eastern Echo reported.


Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Room.

Photo courtesy of University of Michigan

Participants of the Reciprocal Borrowing program can access seven libraries on U-M's main campus in addition to the U-M Flint campus. U-M students and staff now have the ability to borrow from the EMU Halle Library.

Enrolled students and active staff and faculty are eligible to use the electronic resources, archives and study spaces as well, according to the student newspaper.

The following U-M libraries are available for access:

  • Art, Architecture & Engineering Library located on North Campus
  • Buhr Remote Shelving Facility on Greene St.
  • Fine Arts Library on Central Campus
  • Hatcher Graduate Library on Central Campus
  • Museum Library on Central Campus
  • Music Library on North Campus
  • Shapiro Library on Central Campus
  • Taubman Health Sciences Library on the Medical Campus
  • Thompson Library on the U-M Flint Campus

In order to use the services, students and staff must first register at the circulation desk of their home institution. More information on the program can be found on the Halle Library site.

Read the full Eastern Echo report.

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Geoff Larcom

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 1:56 p.m.

Note: Further details about the reciprocal borrowing program between Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan libraries can be found at

Jay Thomas

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 12:18 a.m.

Most EMU students don't ever graduate and it sure costs a heck of a lot less to go there... but let's give them access to whatever we have. The ugli will just be a little more crowded...


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 2:40 a.m.

Can they get into the rare book room at the Law Library? As tax payer funded institutions every resident of the state, and the general public for that matter shoulsd have access to any public universities collection. TheDearborn Park cases that were litigated in the last century are precedential in this area.

Billy Bob Schwartz

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 11:14 p.m.

I'm pretty sure this is a one-way street. One reason to pay the huge U of M tuition is to use their huge library system. Now you have to fight with students from Eastern? Good grief. Also, I agree with GoNavy. I have to pay through the nose to use the libraries at my alma mater, but students at another university with no real connection to Michigan get full access. Incidentally, I also hold an advanced degree from Eastern. I still think the idea stinks.


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 12:07 p.m.


Ron Granger

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 9:51 p.m.

Meanwhile, students widely utilize services paid for by Ann Arbor taxpayers. Where is our access to the campus libraries?

Jay Thomas

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 12:13 a.m.

When did they agree to let in the hoi poloi? They used to throw you out... If what you say is true and everyone can use them... then why is this story even here?


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 9:56 p.m.

Ron- The public actually has full access to (I believe) all of the libraries on campus.


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 9:02 p.m.

Let's just take this idea a step further and have U-M buy out the entire EMU campus and make it a giant international U-M branded high school. Just think of all the international students that would pay big $$$ to attend it. On a more serious note, this is a good move and makes complete sense for the schools to work together considering their close proximity. Would like to see much more of it.


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 9:01 p.m.

Well that's beautiful. As a Michigan alumnus, I am not entitled to this level of access despite my association with the University (I must purchase a card for $125 annually). Eastern Michigan students, who have no affiliation with the University whatsoever, now receive this access free of charge. Great priorities.


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 2:16 p.m.

as the world turns


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 10:48 p.m.

This is great news! As I'm a UofM alumni now studying for my Master's at EMU, this is perfect timing.

Linda Peck

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 8:46 p.m.

That is great news!

Jay Thomas

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 12:14 a.m.

If you are a democrat.