Michigan State University

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 participating in the program include:

  • MSU - All Libraries, (517) 355-2333
  • UM-Ann Arbor - All Libraries within the University Library system, (734) 764-0400
  • WSU - All Libraries, (313) 577-4480
  • UM-Dearborn - (313) 593-5559
  • UM-Flint - (810) 762-3405

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