Borrow books from University of Michigan libraries

Washtenaw Community College students, faculty and staff are eligible for guest borrowing privileges at the University of Michigan libraries. To qualify, you must be a currently enrolled student or current staff member in good standing at WCC. Download a brochure (pdf) or learn more at:

Participating Libraries

University of Michigan Libraries

734-764-0401 |
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (North Campus)
Buhr Remote Shelving Facility (Greene St.)
Fine Arts Library (Central Campus)
Hatcher Graduate Library (Central Campus)
Area Programs
Asia Library
Clark Library
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 |
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.

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. Forms are available here:

New Databases Available

The Bailey Library has made available the following new databases for user access. They are accessible on the library’s database webpage.

* CultureGrams: For current information on countries, states and provinces.

* ERIC: For education research and publications.

* Facts & Comparisons eAnswers: For information on drugs.

* MedlinePlus: For health science research.

* Michigana: For archival documents on Michigan’s state history.

* Nursing Resource Center: For research in the nursing area.

* Small Business Resource Center: For how-to information on small business and entrepreneurship.

* Worldcat: For locating collection holdings in local libraries and worldwide.

70,000 New E-Books & Database Available

The Bailey Library is now making available 70,000 new e-books from Ebrary for student and faculty access, bringing the library’s e-book collection to 90,000 titles. Covering all subject areas for college-level reading and research, the e-books are accessible on the library website, as well as in the library catalog.

The new Ebrary e-book collection is:

* Device-agnostic. They are readable with a regular web browser on a computer, laptop, iPad or other mobile devices. Users can also annotate, create hyperlinks, etc.

* Accessible by multiple simultaneous users 24 x 7, at no cost to you. You need not check them out of the library, thus no overdue fines!

* Printable, up to 60 pages.

* Accommodating for the visually impaired in providing text-to-speech conversion capability within the Ebrary reader.

A training webinar on Ebrary e-books open to students and faculty will be held on September 14 at 3 pm in GM 118. Please call 734.973.3379 to reserve a seat.

In addition, the library is making available a new Environment Complete e-journal database, which covers topics such as environmental policy, ecology, renewal energy, etc. This database is also accessible on the library website.

New library databases

The following new databases are now available for access on the library website:

Demographics Now

Use this market research database to find U.S. demographic information. The database also provides an easy-to-use tool for generating a variety of reports.

FMG Science Collection

A streaming video collection of over 1,400 programs on physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, geography, computer, technology, earth and environmental sciences.

Global Issues in Context

Use this database to find information on international issues from a global perspective. This database consists of newspapers, magazines, journals, reference works, statistics, and primary sources, including media items such as podcasts and videos.

Latino American Experience

A full-text database of primary and secondary information sources, as well as images and vetted websites, on the Latino history and culture in the U.S.

Please also note that the library’s Wall Street Journal database subscription will expire on September 30, 2009, although we continue to maintain the most recent 5 months’ holdings of the print version.

New Browsing DVDs available!

The Bailey Library is very happy to announce the addition of the Browsing DVD Collection. This DVD collection is available to students, faculty and staff beginning in July and is located between the Browsing Book Collection and Browsing Periodical Collection.

The collection includes popular feature films and documentaries updated every month. If you would like to make a request for future DVD selections, part time reference librarian Maureen Perault will be happy to take your request.

Students, faculty and staff may check out up to two DVDs for three days.