Michigan Research Libraries Triangle (MRLT) - Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges for Graduate Students
The Michigan Libraries Research Triangle (MRLT) is a cooperative venture among the three largest Michigan university libraries to develop mutually beneficial policies related to circulation, material preservation, purchase of books/journals/online resources, etc.
- Graduate students at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan may borrow materials from either of the other universities by first inquiring at their home library.
- An individual must be a currently-enrolled graduate student in good standing at the home library to be eligible for a library card from another MRLT library. The student must inquire at the Patron Services department of their home institution.
- Books must be returned directly to the institution from which they were borrowed.
- Books checked out from another library are subject to recall (and possible recall overdue fines) if requested by another borrower.
- Library cards issued at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan will be good for one year.
- Failure to follow the guest borrowing policies and procedures may result in termination of privileges.
- Registration procedures for guest borrowing privileges at UM are handled only at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Circulation Services, 104 Hatcher North. Privileges at MSU will be granted with a community borrower's card only at the Main Library Patron Services Desk.
Libraries NOT participating in the program include:
UM-Ann Arbor independent campus libraries:
- Bentley Historical Library
- Clements Library
- Gerald Ford Library
- Kresge Business Administration Library
- Law Library