INFOPASS Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Using The INFOPASS System

INFOPASS Participating Libraries

The INFOPASS system allows participating SEMLOL libraries, through the issuance of one of two types of INFOPASS, to expand their users' access to library resources in participating southeastern Michigan libraries once local resources have been exhausted. The two types of INFOPASSes are:

  • An INFOPASS for informational service.
  • An INFOPASS for informational service, including a request for borrowing privileges.

The following are the policies under which participating SEMLOL libraries will issue and accept INFOPASSes requesting borrowing privileges.

  1. A user wishing to borrow materials must have a signed standard INFOPASS form obtained from his/her home library, on which is specified the nature of the question or need, the steps already taken at the home library and a specific request on the INFOPASS form for inclusion of borrowing privileges. Before the home library issues an INFOPASS, it will exhaust all of its resources in an attempt to satisfy the needs of its user.
  2. INFOPASSes are usable one time only, and must be surrendered to the host library at the point of use.
  3. Users of host libraries who arrive without an INFOPASS and must be referred back to their home library will be reminded that they must first exhaust the home library's resources before the home library will issue an INFOPASS.
  4. In order to sign out materials from a host library, the borrower must present valid identification from his/her home institution, as well as the INFOPASS, and must present the INFOPASS for use within ten (10) calendar days of its issuance in order for it to be honored in the host library.
  5. Loan periods and renewal policies shall be set by the host library, and may or may not be the same as those used for the host library's own users. Loan periods and other policies established for the purposes of this agreement should, however, be the same for all categories of the home (referring) library's users. This will facilitate record keeping in the home and host libraries.
  6. Restrictions on the lending of reference books, reserve books, media and other special materials will be determined by the local policies of the host library.
  7. Restrictions on the number or amount of materials which may be borrowed under this agreement shall be set by the host library, and may or may not be the same as the restrictions set for its own users.
  8. The home (referring) library may place additional restrictions on borrowing by its users at the host library (e.g. on type of item to be borrowed, number of items to be borrowed, etc.), but must specify those additional restrictions clearly on the INFOPASS form.
  9. Overdue fines, service fees, replacement costs and other charges will be determined by the local policies of the host library. Users from other institutions who borrow under this agreement will be notified directly in cases of overdue notices, recall notices, etc.
  10. The home (referring) library, as well as the INFOPASS user, will be notified at the same time as the user when the user is sent overdue notices or incurs uncollected fines, service fees, replacement costs or other charges.
  11. Any uncollected fines, service fees, replacement costs or other charges become the responsibility of the home (referring) library after normal notification periods employed by the host library have elapsed, and after the host library has determined that the fees and other charges are uncollectable. Any decision within participating academic institutions about placement of 'registration holds' are entirely at the discretion of the home library.
  12. Materials borrowed under this agreement will be returned by the user to the host library only.
  13. This agreement, approved by a majority of SEMLOL member institutions, is available to individual SEMLOL institutions for adoption on a voluntary basis. Each signatory institution agrees to extend this agreement to all other signatory institutions on a reciprocal basis. This agreement does not supersede any existing arrangements between individual institutions or groups of institutions. Member institutions adopting this agreement pledge to provide all other signatory institutions with timely notification of any changes in local policy which may affect the operation of this agreement.
  14. Participating SEMLOL libraries agree to keep the information on their policies, restrictions, etc. up-to-date with the appropriate SEMLOL committee, so that it may be readily updated in the SEMLOL Directory.
  15. Participating SEMLOL libraries, for evaluation purposes, agree to maintain accounting records, including copies of all INFOPASSes issued and received.

INFOPASS Participating Libraries 2014

Last updated February 17, 2014

Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library @ Orchard Lake Schools
Maximum # of Items Per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 4 Weeks
Renewals Allowed? no
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? n/a
Other Restrictions Will not lend media, periodicals, reference, or reserve materials. Borrowers must show proof of current registration and picture ID
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MeLCat
College for Creative Studies
Maximum # of Items Per InfoPass 2
Circulation Period 2 Weeks
Renewals Allowed? no
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? n/a
Other Restrictions Will not lend media, periodicals, reference, or reserve materials
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Davenport University
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 2
Circulation Period 2 weeks
Renewals Allowed? no
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? n/a
Other Restrictions none
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Detroit Public Library
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass none
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions InfoPass user must live in Michigan
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives Michicard
Henry Ford Community College--Eshleman Library
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 2
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? no
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? n/a
Other Restrictions InfoPass user must live in Michigan
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MelCat
Lawrence Technological University
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions none
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MelCat; Michicard
Macomb Community College (both South & Central campuses)
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions Will not loan media items
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives Michicard
Madonna University
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; 1 renewal allowed
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions None
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives Reciprocal borrowing
Marygrove College Library
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; 1 renewal if item is not overdue
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions None
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives Michicard
Oakland Community College (all campuses)
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? no
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? n/a
Other Restrictions Media is 7-days unless otherwise indicated
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MeLCat
Oakland University -- Kresge Library
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 5
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? yes
Other Restrictions Will not lend periodicals, reference, or reserve materials
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MeLCat
Rochester College -- Ennis and Nancy Ham Library
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 5
Circulation Period 4 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; one 2-week renewal
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions Only books loaned. Overdue fee of $0.25/day per book.
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives Michicard
St. Clair County Community College--Learning Resources Center
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 5
Circulation Period 2 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; one renewal allowed
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions Will not lend periodicals, reference or reserve materials, or AV items
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Schoolcraft College
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 2
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; one renewal allowed
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions No loan of periodicals, reference, media, or reserve items
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives Michicard
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries/Media Services
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? no
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? n/a
Other Restrictions Will not lend textbooks being used for UDM classes, videos, DVDs, CDs, reference books, reserves, periodicals, or equipment; books published after 2009, nursing books published after 2006
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MeLCat, Michicard; InfoPass not needed for DALNET members or Catholic Consortium Libraries
University of Michigan--Dearborn Mardigian Library
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? no
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? n/a
Other Restrictions Borrowers must show proof of current registration, university library card/ID and picture ID (driver's license)
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MeLCat
University of Windsor -- Leddy Library
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 2 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? yes
Other Restrictions Will not lend periodicals, reference or reserve materials
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Walsh College of Accountancy & Business Administration
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; 1 renewal allowed
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions Some periodicals loaned
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives Michicard
Wayne County Community College -- Downriver Campus
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 2 books
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; 1 renewal for 1 week
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions none
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Wayne County Community College -- Downtown Learning Resource Center
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 2 books
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; 1 renewal for 1 week
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions none
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Wayne County Community College -- John Conyers, Jr. Library (Northwest Campus LRC)
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 2
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; 1 renewal for 1 week
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? yes
Other Restrictions Overdue charge is $0.25/day per item. Maximum overdue fine $50.
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Wayne County Community College District -- Joseph F. Young Sr. Library (Eastern Campus LRC)
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 2
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes; 1 renewal for 1 week
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions none
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Wayne County Community College District--William Ford Library (Western Campus LRC)
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 3 weeks
Renewals Allowed? yes if requested by WCCCD students
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? no
Other Restrictions none
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives none
Wayne State University Libraries
Maximum # of Items per InfoPass 3
Circulation Period 28 days
Renewals Allowed? yes
InfoPass Needed for Renewals? yes
Other Restrictions Will not lend periodicals, reference, reserves, or AV materials
Other Resource Sharing Initiatives MeLCat; Michicard
Institution Name Maximum # of Items Per InfoPass Circulation Period Renewals Allowed? InfoPass Needed for Renewals? Other Restrictions Other Resource Sharing Initiatives
Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library @ Orchard Lake Schools 3 4 Weeks no n/a Will not lend media, periodicals, reference, or reserve materials. Borrowers must show proof of current registration and picture ID MeLCat
College for Creative Studies 2 2 weeks no n/a Will not lend media, periodicals, reference, or reserve materials none
Davenport University 2 2 weeks no n/a none none
Detroit Public Library none 3 weeks yes no InfoPass user must live in Michigan Michicard
Henry Ford Community College--Eshleman Library 2 3 weeks no n/a InfoPass user must live in Michigan MeLCat
Lawrence Technological University 3 3 weeks yes no none MeLCat; Michicard
Macomb Community College (both South & Central campuses) 3 3 weeks yes no Will not loan media items Michicard
Madonna University 3 3 weeks yes; 1 renewal allowed no none Reciprocal borrowing
Marygrove College Library 3 3 weeks yes; 1 renewal if item is not overdue no none Michicard
Oakland Community College (all campuses) 3 3 weeks no n/a Media is 7-days unless otherwise indicated MeLCat
Oakland University -- Kresge Library 5 3 weeks yes yes Will not lend periodicals, reference, or reserve materials MeLCat
Rochester College -- Ennis and Nancy Ham Library 5 4 weeks yes; one 2-week renewal no Only books loaned. Overdue fee of $0.25/day per book. Michicard
St. Clair County Community College--Learning Resources Center 5 2 weeks yes; one renewal allowed no Will not lend periodicals, reference or reserve materials, or AV items none
Schoolcraft College 2 3 weeks yes; one renewal allowed no No loan of periodicals, reference, media, or reserve items Michicard
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries/Media Services 3 3 weeks no n/a Will not lend textbooks being used for UDM classes, videos, DVDs, CDs, reference books, reserves, periodicals, or equipment; books published after 2009, nursing books published after 2006 MeLCat, Michicard; InfoPass not needed for DALNET members or Catholic Consortium Libraries
University of Michigan--Dearborn Mardigian Library 3 3 weeks no n/a Borrowers must show proof of current registration, university library card/ID and picture ID (driver's license) MeLCat
University of Windsor -- Leddy Library 3 2 weeks yes yes Will not lend periodicals, reference or reserve materials none
Walsh College of Accountancy & Business Administration 3 3 weeks yes; 1 renewal allowed no Some periodicals loaned Michicard
Wayne County Community College -- Downriver Campus 2 books 3 weeks yes; 1 renewal for 1 week no none none
Wayne County Community College -- Downtown Learning Resource Center 2 books 3 weeks yes; 1 renewal for 1 week no none none
Wayne County Community College--John Conyers, Jr. Library (Northwest Campus LRC) 2 3 weeks yes; 1 renewal for 1 week yes Overdue charge is $0.25/day per item. Maximum overdue fine $50. none
Wayne County Community College District -- Joseph F. Young Sr. Library (Eastern Campus LRC) 2 3 weeks yes; 1 renewal for 1 week no none none
Wayne County Community College District--William Ford Library (Western Campus LRC) 3 3 weeks yes, if not requested by WCCCD students no none none
Wayne State University Libraries 3 28 days yes yes Will not lend periodicals, reference, reserves, or AV materials MeLCat; Michicard