What Can you Check Out at the Library?



Did you know you could check this out at the library?


Use your MCard (UMID) at the Library!

In addition to being your ID at UM, it’s also your library card.  (Turn it over and see the barcode on the back, along with your library card number.  It should begin with 59015—

But WHAT can you get with a library card these days?

Sure, you can use the online library catalog (MIRLYN) to find books in our main collection to check out.   There are over a quarter of a million books currently on-shelf in Thompson Library you can check out. (Plus all those books in the Ann Arbor campus libraries, too.)

But did you know you can also use your library card to check out these items from the library?

 

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Headphones — check out headphones at the library. Use on any computer. In-library use, only.

Listen to music or audio files on your computer without disturbing others.


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Graphing Calculators — Use for higher math functions, calculus, trigonometry, etc.

External Disc Drives – Use to play DVDs or CDs on computers without an internal disc drive (i.e. the ITS machines)


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Laptop Computers — Available to use in library. Check out with your library card (MCard).


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Thompson Library has a small but growing collection of materials to help those learning English as a second language.


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Children’s literature — Thompson Library has an extensive collection of children’s literature in support of UM-Flint’s School of Education.  Standard loan period applies to all books in the Children’s Literature.

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From Thompson Library’s collection of children’s literature.

Children’s Literature collection is currently housed on the 3rd floor of the Thompson Library.  If you need assistance locating the materials, please ask at the Information Desk near the entrance.


Media Collection —

  • Movies (both educational and entertainment)
  • Music (all genres)

img_3624We have Movies & Music on shelves in the library (3rd floor).

We have movies in both VHS and DVD formats.  (Mostly DVD.)

We have non-fiction, educational videos across a wide variety of fields, from Business to Medicine to Shakespeare and more.

We have popular movies, such as Patriot Games, Forest Gump, Marathon Man, Braveheart, Harry Potter, Paint Your Wagon — and many more.

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We have music CDs on shelf — LOTS of music CDs on shelf!  Plus a wide variety of music (both vocals and instrumentals).

All available to check out from the library.

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Browsing Collection —

We also have current and recent best sellers available for yoreading pleasure in our Browsing Collection (3rd floor).

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Special Collections —

We frequently put out special collections of books to share current interest or events with everyone.

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Atlas Collection —

Plus we have other items of interest nearby as well, such as the current newspapers shelf, and the Atlas Collection of maps.

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Study Rooms —

Did you know you can check out a Study Room?

Use the online software from the Thompson Library website to reserve a Study Room.  Then pick up the key to the room at Circulation using your library card (UMID) to check it out.

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Lockers —

We even have small lockers to store you things while you’re in the library.   (They cost a quarter — and are emptied out regularly, so there should be one waiting for you when you need it.)

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Blue Books, Scantrons & Pencils —

And if you need Blue Books or Scantrons for an upcoming test in your class, we usually have those available, too.  (Ask at the Circulation Desk.)   Plus pencils — everyone needs pencils.  All available for you right at the Library.

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The Library is the best place to find reliable, scholarly information.

The Library is absolutely the best place to do your research.

But the Library is so much more than that.

Come in and walk through your library.

You’ll be amazed at what you can find.

AND …   At what you can check out!

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