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Community Borrower Program Information

What are the benefits?

Community borrower cardholders can borrow materials from the Olson Library’s circulating collections. Some restrictions apply.

Who qualifies?

  • Any Upper Peninsula resident ages 14 years or older
  • NMU alumni
  • NMU graduate students doing thesis work, not currently enrolled
  • Members of the NMU Board of Trustees

How do I apply?

Applicants must present a current Michigan driver’s license or state-issued identification card, or 2 pieces of identification showing place of residence. Applicants under 18 must have a parent present at the time of application.

Students, faculty, and staff need a current NMU ID card to borrow materials. Materials may be checked out at the Public Services Desk of the library.

What is the cost

The Community Borrower card has an annual fee of $25. The $25 fee will be waived for the following groups:

  • Applicants under 18 years of age
  • NMU alumni
  • Currently employed elementary and secondary educators
  • Members of the NMU Board of Trustees
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