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Library FAQs

Can I get research help from librarians?
Yes, librarians can suggest search terms and the best databases and resources to use for your research. They can also teach you to use the online databases. You can email your questions, telephone (248.823.1228), or visit the library in person. To email a question, log into the portal, click on  Library Home under the Library tab and then on the Ask a Librarian link.

How do I get a library card?
Stop by the circulation desk and request a library card. Bring photo ID with you and make sure you know your student ID number.

Do I really need a library card?
You will need your library card to check out books and reserve items. You can also use your college picture ID in lieu of a library card.

How do I get materials my instructor put on reserve?
At the circulation desk, the library houses reserve books and articles that instructors have placed on reserve. Items check out for two hours and can be renewed if no one is waiting for the same items.

Where do I get electronic reserve items?
Log into the portal with your email user name and password. Under the Library drop-down menu, select Solutions Manuals and follow the appropriate links.

How long do books check out?
Books check out for four weeks and can be renewed as long as no one has requested the book.

How many books can I check out?
You can check out 10 books at one time.

How can I get a book that is not at our library?
Interlibrary loan is a free service that the library provides. More Information.

Can I renew a book without coming to the library?
Yes, you can call the library at 248.823.1228 (Troy) or 248.679.1410 (Novi) and renew items by phone. You can also renew books via the online catalog web page. From the catalog page, select the My Account tab and enter your library card number.

Can I print my research in the library?
Every term students are given an account with a credit of printing worth $24.50; 7 cents is deducted for each page printed at the library or lab. Unused printing credit carries over to the next term. If you need to add more money to your printing account, you can do that at the business office during business hours. Also, many databases include an email option which lets you email articles which can later be printed on your own printer.



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