Course Reserves Policies
Identification | Availability | Loan Periods | Renewals | Overdues | Lost Materials | Questions?

Last Updated: 10/6/09


A CMU ID or guest borrower card is required for borrowing and renewing Course Reserve material.


Course Reserves material are available on a first come, first served basis only. You may not place a hold for later use.

No more than four items may be checked out at a time.

Loan Periods

  • 3 Hour
    Videos and Headphones.
  • 2 Hour
    Library use only, material must be returned to the Course Reserve Desk.
  • 1 Day, 3 Days, and 1 Week
    Material may leave the library, due dates are stamped on each item, material must be returned to the Course Reserves Desk.


Although renewals are not allowed, you may re-check the material out if no one is waiting  for it.

If material is in demand the Course Reserves and Copyright Services staff has the right not to re-check the material out to you.


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

Lost Material


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


Please email any questions or concerns to or call the Course Reserve and Copyright Services office at (989) 774-3114​.​