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Borrowing From UDM Libraries

Who may borrow what from UDM Libraries.

Library Cards

To borrow library materials, all faculty, staff, and students must acquire a valid UDM ID card from the Titan Information Center on the first floor of the University Center on the McNichols Campus.

Check-Out Items

All circulating library materials (including all reserve items) may be checked out at the Check Out & Customer Service Desk in either library. For UDM students, faculty and staff, your UDM photo ID, obtained from the Titan Information Center, functions as your library card, and is required to check out materials. UDM library cards, without photos, are issued to students in off-campus programs, and may be used in lieu of the photo ID for borrowing materials. The ID card must be validated for the current academic term, or a paid receipt from the bursar's office is required

Renew Items

Currently enrolled UDM students, faculty, and staff may renew materials. Renewals may be initiated in person, by phone, or online.

Returning Items

During library hours all library resources must be returned to the Check Out & Customer Service Desk in either campus library. 

Course Reserves

Items reserved for classes are located at the Check Out & Customer Service Desk in each library. Books, journal articles, and media are placed on reserve by faculty members for specific classes.

Fees and Late Charges

Information on overdue fees, late-charges, and fines for lost or damaged materials. To avoid late charges please renew your items online before they are due. Note that some items are not eligible for renewal.


Currently enrolled UDM students, faculty and staff may place a hold on materials currently checked out. All hold and recall requests must be made in person at the Check Out & Customer Service Desk in either library.

Interlibrary Loan Requests

Materials not owned by UDM Libraries may be requested through the traditional Interlibrary Loan service.

Interlibrary Loans may take 2-6 weeks, and may include books, journal articles, conference proceedings, government documents and other print materials.

Interlibrary Loan Pick-up

Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) may be picked up and paid for at the Check Out & Customer Service Desk in each library. Interlibrary loan books should be returned to the same Check Out & Customer Service Desk as where they were picked up.


The MichiCard program has ended. UDM patrons can still use other Interlibrary Loan options to obtain materials not owned by UDM.

Media Pick-up

All media in the McNichols Campus Library is retrieved at the Check Out & Customer Service Desk on the first floor. In the Dental Library media is located on shelving to the left of the Check Out & Customer Service Desk.

Thesis & Dissertation Submission Policy

Guidelines and instructions for electronic submission of dissertations are located at: Any questions concerning submitting an electronic copy of a thesis should be directed to the Instructional Design Studio personnel in the McNichols Campus Library (313 578-0580).

PASSPORT for Faculty

Faculties of the Jesuit colleges and universities have onsite borrowing privileges at all 28 Jesuit insitutitons of higher education in the United States. The Jesuit Library Passport program is a nationwide reciprocal borrowing program

Books for Sale

Used or gift books that do not support the University curriculum or are duplicate copies of resources already owned may be offered for sale.

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
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