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Alumni and Visitiors @ Zahnow Library: Alumni

Getting Started in the Melvin J. Zahnow Library

Alumni and Zahnow Library

Getting Connected

What you need: a current record on our Library system

  • Check if your Library record is properly set up by logging into My Library Account =
  • Note: use the bottom name / barcode, not the top username / password
  • If there are any problems please contact the Circulation Desk (989.964.4240) or
  • If you are not on the system (either because you are new to the Library or have been inactive for some time) you will need to register at the Circulation Desk. Make sure to bring your driver's license to facilitate this process

Making sense of the Library

Where to find help

* Library Resources

  -General Collection Books (3rd and 4th floors)
 These books have a 3-week loan period. Two additional 3-week loans are available if renewed before the due date, either using My Library Account,  by phone, or in person at the Circulation Desk. Replacement charges are assessed at 45 days overdue.

 -Popular Reading Collection (3rd floor)
  This collection includes current fiction and non-fiction best sellers. These books have a 3-week loan period. One additional 3-week loan is available if renewed before the due date, either using My Library Account,  by phone, or in person at the Circulation Desk. Replacement charges are assessed at 10 days overdue.

 - All other collections are In-Library use only.

* Online Resources
  -In Library: A Reference Librarian must log you on to the University network for computer access.

  -Remote Access: Remote access to most online library resources is only available to currently enrolled SVSU students, faculty and staff due to licensing agreements. However, the Alumni Association has made JSTOR available for remote access and the library has compiled a list of other online resources (click this link for more information) . Also, all Michigan residents have anywhere, anytime access to the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL), which has an extensive list of online databases.

*Where To Check Books Out

 -Check out is done at the 1st or 2nd floor Circulation Desk for 3rd and 4th floor materials

* Alumni
  -You will need to register the barcode on the back of your SVSU ID with the Library Circulation Desk. You can do that the first time you check anything out.

* Visitors
  -You may obtain a Library Card at the Circulation Desk when you register with us.

* Where to Return Books &  Materials
  -Books can be returned to the library in one of the two drop boxes or at the Circulation desk. Drop boxes are open at anytime and are located as follows:
 -Outside the entrance to Science East from Parking Lot D
 -Outside the second floor entrance to Zahnow Library

* Where To Find Help

  -Reference Desk (1st floor Library): 989.964.4242 or Ask A Librarian (E-Ref)

  -Circulation Desk (1st floor Library): 989.964.4240 or

* See About the Library for descriptions of the library, its collections and services.


Library Contact for Alumni

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