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 Library Resources

The Bailey Library is pleased to offer access to these new, wonderful resources for students and faculty:

1.  Britannica School–High
Find quick facts and in-depth information on all topics. Biographies, atlases, and country comparisons, etc. are also available.

2.  FMG Master Academic Video Collection
A collection of streaming videos on various topics in humanities, social sciences, sciences, health/medicine, business, economics, technical trades, guidance/counseling, etc.

3. Michigan Digital Newspaper Portal
This portal contains free digitized local Michigan newspapers from different sources.

4. Military and Intelligence Database
A collection of scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering military affairs.

5. Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
Authoritative content in physical therapy and sports medicine relevant to researchers and practitioners.

6. Psychology Collection
Find information from 200 full-text periodicals in psychology.

7. New electronic reference books in Gale Virtual Reference Library collection.

8. New electronic journals:

These new resources are accessible on the library’s database webpage and e-journal listing. They are also cross-searchable with the library’s One Search engine on the library homepage.

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our librarians at

Have a wonderful semester.

What Value Are You Getting Out of the Library?

What value are you getting out of the library? A 2013 outcome assessment study conducted by the Bailey Library and Institutional Research reveals the following:

1. Every book you borrow is worth $45.00.
2. Every e-book you view is worth $35.00.
3. Every print journal you read is worth $140.00
4. Every e-journal search you do is worth $0.25.
5. Every media item you view is worth $120.00.
6. Every time you seek research assistance is worth $15.00.
7. Every library workshop you attend is worth $50.00.
8. Every hour of use of a group study room is worth $25.00.

More importantly:

1. You will persist academically more from one semester to the next if you use library resources than if you don’t.
2. Your cumulative GPA and semester GPA tend to be higher if you use library resources than if you don’t.
3. Your chance of scoring a C- or above in a course will be higher if you attend research instruction for that course than if you don’t.

Tips & Tricks Workshops at the Computer Commons

To help improve students’ proficiency in basic computing, the Computer Commons is pleased to offer the Tips & Tricks workshop series. Focused on different topics, these practical, hands-on workshops last one hour and are on a drop-in basis for students in GM 230A. All students are welcome.

In Winter semester 2017, the workshop topics and schedule are as follows:

Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Protection

February 14, 11 am

Computer Commons Services (Did you know?)

February 14, 2 pm

February 15, 11 am

Web Printing to the Computer Commons

February 15, 2 pm

Please call 734-677-5387 or email if you have any questions.