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Welcome Page: Using the Library

Interlibrary Loan and MeL

Order Materials from Other Libraries

If Walsh library does not own an item, it might be found in one of the following locations.  Search in the Walsh catalog must be thorough before making requests at the following sites. Items will be delivered to the Troy Campus, and borrowers will be notified when they arrive.  There is no charge to the patron for these services.  Due dates are decided by the lending library.


Patrons can borrow books from participating libraries through MeL, the Michigan eLibrary.  Although MeL provides access to audio books, music, and movies, Walsh College Library only borrows and lends books. Order a book through MeL.  This service is available from September through May.

  • Delivery: within a week
  • Maximum number of requests = 10 items


Books and articles not owned by Walsh College Library can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Before requesting a loan, a student should seek the assistance of a reference librarian to make sure all Walsh Library resources have been checked. For more information on ILL, visit the library, call (248) 823-1337, or check the Walsh Library Page - InterLibrary Loan

  • Delivery: 3 days to 3 weeks
  • Maximum number of requests = 10 items or dependent on assignment


For more help with these sources, go to the ILL help page.

Using Technology in the Library


The library has several computers for student use.  Sign in with your Walsh credentials. 


Library computers are connected to a printer. 

  • Students have $24.50 per term for printing.
  • Students can add money to their account:
    • in the business office
    • with a charge card using the PaperCut icon at the bottom of the computer screen
  • Unused money will be carried over to the next term.
  • No refunds will be made.

Printing Articles

Many databases have options to save an article without printing:

  • E-mail the article to yourself to be printed at home
  • Download the article to save on a USB drive
  • Send to Google Drive or OneDrive

Copying and Scanning

The library has a black and white copier/scanner that works with your PaperCut account.


A microfiche reader is available at the Troy campus for viewing previous issues of newspapers and magazines.

Circulation Policies


  • Unpaid fines result in withholding of semester grades and inability to register for new classes.
  • Lost book fees = Late Fee + cost to replace the book

Reserve Materials

  • Course reserves are located at the circulation desk.
  • Items check out for two hours and can be renewed if no one is waiting for the same items.  
  • Reserve materials may be used only in the library. 
  • A charge of $20.00 per day will be made for any reserve item taken out of the library.

Renew Items

Items can be renewed in the following ways:

  • In person at the Troy library
  • By phone at 248.823.1228
  • Via the online catalog web page.  From the catalog page, select the My Account tab and enter your Walsh credentials. In your account, you can manage your renewals.


  • Faculty may check out books for one semester. 
  • Arrangements can be made for renewal for an additional semester.

Library Drop Box

Now you can return your library books without getting out of your car!  Simply drive up and deposit your books in the library's new drop box located in the circle drive in front of the Barry Center.