Reference librarians are available to assist students in locating library materials and help them with their search strategies. Students may call (248) 823-1228, visit the library for reference help, or email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail links for reference inquiries can be accessed on the web page and portal.
Every semester the librarians offer tailored classroom presentations demonstrating online databases. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Classroom Reserve Materials
Materials that instructors place on reserve for student use are stored at the circulation desk.
A microfiche machine at the Troy Campus is available for viewing back issues of newspapers and magazines.
Photo Copy Machines
Photo copiers are available for student use at both the Troy and Novi Campus Library. The cost is $.10 per page.
Students may purchase a copy card to in order to print photocopies. The initial card costs $1.00 which includes five copies. Money can be added to the copy card for additional copies.
Walsh students may obtain a library card at the circulation desk at either the Troy or Novi campuses by presenting a registration receipt along with a picture ID. This card is automatically updated every semester upon registration. You must present your card at the circulation desk in order to borrow materials. There is a $5.00 fee if you should lose your card. Please notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen. A library card-holder is responsible for all materials charged out on his or her card. Currently employed faculty and staff are also eligible for Walsh Library cards.
You must have a current library card in order to do the following:
- Check out and renew books
- Search electronic databases
- Utilize reciprocal borrowing privileges at other libraries
Loan periods for current students vary according to the type of item being borrowed:
Unless a hold has been placed on an item, books may be renewed in person or by phone by calling (248) 823-1228.
Return of Library Materials By Novi Students
Novi campus students may return materials to either the Troy or Novi campus libraries.
Fines for Overdue Materials
Overdue materials are given a four-day grace period. After that there is a minimum charge of $1.00 per item and an additional $.25 per day for each overdue book.
Materials That May Not Be Removed From the Library
The following materials are for use in the library only:
- Reference Books
- Tax Materials
- Reserve Materials
Walsh College participates in the statewide Michicard program. Over 300 public and academic libraries in Michigan participate in Michicard. For more information, go to http://michigan.gov/michicard.
Walsh College has arranged for reciprocal library borrowing privileges with the colleges listed below. Colleges with an (M )after the title require Michicard.
- College for Creative Studies
- Detroit Public Library (M)
- Eastern Michigan University (M)
- Lawrence Technological University
- Macomb Community College
- Madonna University
- Marygrove College
- Michigan State University (M)
- Oakland Community College
- Oakland University
- Rochester College
- St. Clair County Community College
- Schoolcraft College
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan Dearborn
- University of Windsor
- Wayne County Community College
- Wayne State University (M)
For more information about interlibrary loan or reciprocal borrowing, please call the Reference Desk number at (248) 823-1228.