Faculty Borrowing @ MSU and Elsewhere
Michigan State University
Faculty may use their MSUid to check books out of the MSU Libraries. The loan period for most books is 180 days, but books can be recalled at any time by any MSU student, faculty or staff person. See Main Library Loan Periods for additional details and exceptions. Branch libraries and the MSU Law Library also allow borrowing by faculty, but loan rules and periods vary: ask at the circulation desk at each branch for more information.
Faculty may also authorize MSU staff or student research assistants to check materials out of the library for them through the Faculty Authorization program. To authorize an individual, the faculty member must complete and sign a Faculty Authorization request form at the Main Library Circulation Desk, by calling 517.355.2333, or by emailing email@example.com.
Big Ten/CIC and other universities
MSU Faculty may also apply for borrowing privileges at most Big Ten/CIC Universities and selected other universities through a national reciprocal borrowing program. If you are planning to spend an extended period of time near another university and would like to borrow materials from them directly, please visit the Main Library Circulation Desk to apply for privileges and to see the list of qualifying universities.
Not able to travel, but need books or other materials?
Please use InterLibrary Services to request books, dissertations, and other material that are available at other university libraries.