Borrow from Another Library
Search and request books and other material not available at the Bailey Library.
You must be a current student, faculty, or staff member of WCC to make an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request.
Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MeLCat)
Use the MeLCat to make an online request to a participating Michigan library. Search for your item, and once you find the record for the material you want, click on the "Get this for me!" link.
- Search for your item, find it, click on the "Get this for me!" link.
- Select "Washtenaw Comm College" as the library account, then enter your name and WCC Net ID.
- Requests are free of charge.
- The average time for arrival is 5-6 days.
- If you need material right away, see the reference librarians for help.
- Materials can be borrowed directly from EMU with a valid WCC ID card.
Note: If you cannot find your item on MeLCat, please contact the ILL office directly at or 734-973-3734. The library staff will explore alternative interlibrary loan options.
WCC/UM Reciprocal Borrowing
University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College students, faculty and staff are eligible for guest borrowing privileges at the other institution. To qualify, you must be a currently enrolled student or current staff member in good standing at your own library. Download a brochure (pdf) or learn more below:
WCC Bailey Library
734-973-3429 | www.wccnet.edu/resources/library/welcome/
University of Michigan Library
734-764-0401 | lib.umich.edu
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (North Campus)
Buhr Remote Shelving Facility (Greene St.)
Fine Arts Library (Central Campus)
Hatcher Graduate Library (Central Campus)
Special Collections Library
Museum Library (Central Campus)
Music Library (North Campus)
Shapiro Library (Central Campus)
Askwith Media Library
Shapiro Science Library
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Taubman Health Sciences Library (Medical Campus)
Thompson Library (U-M Flint Campus)
810-762-3400 | umflint.edu/library
While visiting any of these participating libraries, you are encouraged to access electronic resources, make use of special collections and archives, and enjoy the many study spaces.
Travel Between U-M and WCC
Two AATA bus routes are available between the WCC campus and U-M Ann Arbor. See theride.org for detailed bus route information.
Bus routes between campuses
Route 3: Huron River
Route 7: South Main-East
Registration and responsibilities
Faculty continue to have reciprocal borrowing privileges under established guidelines; simply show your faculty ID to Circulation Desk staff when you are ready to check out at the lending library.
Students and staff must first register at the circulation desk of their home institution. WCC students and staff, present your WCC ID at the WCC Bailey Library. U-M students and staff, at the U-M Hatcher Graduate Library or the U-M Flint Thompson Library. You can fill out the appropriate form at the circulation desk or bring it with you.
WCC students and staff use:
U-M Library Card Request Form
You will be notified by email when your guest borrower's card can be picked up at the other institution's Circulation Desk. Bring a picture ID with you.
Borrowing Privileges and library cards for students and staff are valid for the current term, and can be renewed by visiting the Circulation Desk of your home institution.
Registration for guest borrowing privileges at the U-M Library is handled at:
Hatcher Graduate Library
Circulation Services, 104 Hatcher North
913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Most items circulate for two- three weeks and may be renewed unless requested by another borrower.
Items must be returned to the institution from which they were borrowed.
Failure to follow guest borrowing policies and procedures may result in sanctions or termination of privileges from either or both institutions.