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Course Reserves Policies

Identification | Availability | Loan Periods | Renewals | Overdue Material | Lost Materials |​ Recalled Books | | Questions?

Last Updated: 1/3/16​


A CMU ID or guest borrower card is required to borrow and renew course reserve material.


Course reserves materials are available on a first come, first servde​ basis. You may not place a hold for later use.

Loan Periods

  • 3 Hour
  • 2 Hour
    Library use only.
  • 1 Day, 3 Days, and 1 Week
    Material may leave the library, all reserve material must be returned to the Checkout desk to avoid late fees.


You may re-check out the material only if no one else is waiting for it. If the material is in high demand the material must be returned.

Overdue Material

If you keep an item past its date due time, overdue charges will result. Overdue notifications will be emailed to your CMICH account only. If you do not have a CMICH account they will be sent by regular mail. Overdue notifications are sent by the library as a courtesy; failure to receive or read the messages does not excuse the overdue fines.

  • 2 Hour Reserve:
    $1.00 for the first hour
    $0.25 for each additional hour
  • 1 Day, 3 Days, and 1 Week Reserves:
    $1.00 for the first day
    $0.50 for each additional day
  • After 14 days overdue there is a charge of $5.00 for each item. (For example, the charge of 5 overdue items is $25.00; overdue fines are non-refundable.) EXCEPTION: Multicultural Videos are charged at 2 days overdue. Media Collection fines are immediate at $5.00 per day per item

Lost Material

Overdue and lost material charges may be paid at the Student Account Services and University Billing office located at the Bovee University Center.

Material not returned within 21 days of due date will be assumed lost. The borrower will be charged the actual library purchase price and a $15.00 non-refundable processing fee per item. If the purchase price cannot be determined a $60.00 replacement charge will be assessed plus the $15.00 non-refundable processing fee. If an item which was assumed lost is returned within one year, the replacement charge, but not the $20.00 processing and late fees will be credited to the borrower's account.


Please email any questions or concerns to or call ​(989) 774-3828​.​


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