Alumni Privileges

We know your need for the library may not end when you graduate, so we’d like to support the continued use of resources you relied upon as a student.

Library Card

  • To obtain a library card, fill out a Fee-Exempt Registration form at the circulation desk on the first floor
    • You must have a Michigan address
    • You must have a driver’s license or other photo ID
  • Your library card may be used at Van Wylen Library and at the Beardslee Library of Western Theological Seminary
  • You may request materials through MeL

Item Limits

Renewing Items

  • Log into your account in the library catalog to renew materials yourself
  • For assistance, call 395-7905 or bring the item to the circulation desk, and we will renew it for you

Placing Holds

  • Placing holds on materials prevents anyone else from renewing or borrowing them
  • To place a hold on an item yourself, find it in the library catalog and click the Place a Hold link
  • To have us place a hold for you, call 395-7905 or ask at the circulation desk.

Restrictions for Alumni

  • Limited use of the library computers (you may use computers on the 1st floor for library research when logged in by Research Help Desk staff)
  • No wireless access
  • No Interlibrary Loan privileges (you may request materials through MeL)
  • The TechLab is unavailable to alumni
  • To make photocopies, you must pay 10 cents per page