The Wayne State University Library System participates in Michicard, the statewide reciprocal borrowing program that provides
- in-person access to the resources and information housed in libraries throughout Michigan
- guest borrowing privileges at over 300 public and academic libraries throughout the state.
The list of participating libraries includes Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University and other significant academic libraries in Michigan, as well as the branches of the Detroit Public Library, an important advantage for faculty and staff who are non-residents of Detroit and would otherwise have to pay a fee.
To get a Michicard, present your OneCard at any service desk in the University Libraries. We'll verify that you are a current faculty, staff or enrolled student, and if you are a borrower in good standing with the University Libraries, you will be given the Michicard. Take that card to any participating library and you will be given guest* borrower privileges to that library. (Bring your OneCard and Michicard and State of Michigan ID if you are a Michigan resident to enable you to borrow from Michicard libraries).
*The lending policies of the participating library vary from place to place, so it is always best to call ahead if you are looking for access to a specific collection or service. Participating libraries normally lend only printed materials to Michicard borrowers. Some libraries may loan other types of resources if their local library policies permit. Material borrowed through this program should be returned to the library from which they were borrowed, and local library policies and late fees apply. For more information, see the “Frequently Asked Questions”, "Michicard Fact Sheet”.