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About the Library: Services

Borrowing Materials For all LTU students, faculty and staff can refer to the LTU Library borrowing polices page HERE. (To renew an item, click HERE.)
The LTU community can also borrow materials when at other libraries through the InfoPass, MILibraryCard and Reciprocal programs.
For all guests, please refer to the guest users page HERE.
Copiers/Scanners The library has two b/w photocopiers (10 cents/$0.10 per page) and one color copier (50 cents/$0.50 per page).
The library has two scanners to convert print documents in PDF format: there is no charge to scan on either scanner.
Computer Lab 10 PC Workstations: 2 engineering computers (installed software) and 8 general use computers (installed software).
2 Mac Pros: For current Student/Faculty Use Only.
Database Access All current LTU students, faculty and staff have access to all of our databases. If unable to access, please follow the troubleshooting steps listed HERE.
Per our contracts with the database vendors, guest users and alumni must use our databases while inside of the library. No remote access allowed.
Dissertations For publishing your dissertation, please refer to the guide to Publishing a Dissertation.
For borrowing a dissertation held at LTU, please refer to the policy regarding borrowing Circulating Books.
Note: dissertations that are embargoed are not available for borrowing or viewing until after the embargo period has ended.
eBook Access All current LTU students, faculty and staff have access to all of our eBooks. If unable to access, please follow the troubleshooting steps listed HERE.
Per our contracts with the eBook vendors, guest users and alumni must use our databases while inside of the library. No remote access allowed.
Due to the licensing restrictions with all eBooks, the LTU Library is unable to borrow or lend eBooks via Interlibrary Loan.
Interlibrary Loan
(ILL) borrowing
Only available for current LTU students, stafff and faculty. Please refer to the sections on borrowing policies and fines associated with ILL.
The library requires that all requests made for ILL and MeL to be made with a @ltu.edu email address and your Banner Number.
Interlibrary Loan
(ILL) lending
We can not physically lend serials, reserve, reference, new books or items from the Kahn Library to other libraries. We also can not lend eBooks.
We charge other libraries what they would charge us and charge non-libraries (ex. corporations, law firms, etc.) $15 per item lent or copy sent.
We reserve the right to ask borrowers of physical items to insure select items and pay for additional shipping if required. (ex. Oversized Books)
Microfiche/Microfilm The LTU Library has a microfiche/microfilm reader on site. If you are unsure how to use it, please ask somebody on staff for assistance.
Purchase Requests We can not purchase textbooks. All other requests will be considered, but we do reserve the right to recommend alternate sources that we already have access to. Purchase requests can be made here.
Reference Librarians are on duty during regular hours the library is open to assist. During all other times, online reference is available.
Student Printer The PublicLibrary printer is available for free, b/w student printing. Instructions for installing the print driver for PublicLibrary is located HERE.
Guest printing costs 10 cents/$0.10 per page. At the current time we are only able to accept cash for guest printing.
Study Rooms LTU Community: see Study Room policy page. Study room access is limited to current LTU students, faculty and staff only.
Textbooks We can not purchase textbooks and/or required texts for classes. We are also unable to borrow textbooks via Interlibrary Loan.
For all textbook inquiries, please contact the LTU Bookstore at (248) 204-3030.
Please refer to Alumni and Guests section for policies for users who are not current LTU students, faculty or staff.
Please refer to Copyright & Teach Act for policies regarding copyrighted materials and fair use.