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Borrowing White Library: Community Patron Services


Community Patron Services

Library visitors not associated with SAU ("community patrons") may borrow White Library material by completing a LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FORM.

Applications are processed in about five business days.  New library cards are valid for one year from the issue date.  There is a $20.00 per year borrowing fee for community patrons.  The borrowing fee is waived for SAU alumni, visiting faculty, and for spouses & children of current SAU faculty & staff.

Community Patron Loan Periods

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
Books, CDs, Music Scores 3 weeks 2
DVDs 1 week 2
Puppets & Manipulatives In Library Use Only 0
MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan Not available for community borrowers 0
Newspapers, Magazines & Journals In Library Use Only 0
Study Rooms 3 hours 0
Laptops, headphones & other equipment Not available for community borrowers 0
Reserves In Library Use Only 0
MeLCat Visiting Patron Service

Spring Arbor University participates in the Michigan eLibrary Visiting Patron program.  If your home library also participates, you can bring your home library card to SAU to check out material for free from the White Library.  Check the list of libraries to find out if your home library participates in the Visiting Patron program.

Computer Use & Printing

The computer lab on the main floor of the library has several computers available for public use.  Printing is not available on these computers.  However, users may send print requests via email to the library Circulation Desk.  See more info on printing, scanning, and faxing in the library.