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WayneDirect/Pathway Students

Welcome to Wayne State University, and the University Libraries. WayneDirect/Pathway students are eligible to receive the following services from the University Libraries. Please explore all we have to offer to assist you in your studies.

Walk up reference service

At any of our reference and information desks, you can receive assistance with research and paper writing. Reference hours are available here.

On Site Access to Article Databases and Online Journals

Find relevant sources for any research need.

Computer Use

In the libraries, computer use is available at any of our Visiting Researcher Terminals

Borrow Materials from the Libraries

Bring library materials to any WSU library checkout or circulation desk and present your WSU OneCard.

Getting your Library Card

Your library card is your WSU OneCard and you can obtain that from the OneCard office in the Welcome Center at the corner of Woodward and Warren.

Loan Periods/Renewals

The loan period for regularly circulating books in the collection to WayneDirect/Pathway students is 28 days, with no renewal. The due date will be stamped in the back inside cover of the books. DVDs and Videos are not available for WayneDirect/Pathway borrowing. View what you currently have checked out by clicking on "My Library Account" from the library's homepage.

Reserve materials are loaned for a shorter loan period, and are usually "Building Use Only."

Returning Library Materials

All books checked out from the University Library may be returned to:

  • Any library
  • Outside book return drop

Overdue Library Materials

  • Overdue fines are assessed at:
    • $0.25 per item per day for non-reserve materials
    • $1.00 per hour for overdue hourly reserve materials
    • $1.00 per day for recalled materials.

Courtesy overdue notices are e-mailed to the email address we have in your patron record to borrowers who have not returned an item. Patrons are responsible for fines and returning materials even when notices are not received. The maximum overdue fine is $20.00. A bill for the replacement is sent 42 days after the due date. When the item is returned, the borrower will not be held accountable for the replacement cost, but is responsible for overdue fines.

Schedule of replacement cost:

Note: If replacement cost is significantly higher we reserve the right to charge actual replacement value.

  • $25 - David Adamany Undergraduate Library
  • $45 - Purdy/Kresge Library
  • $71 - Arthur Neef Law Library
  • $81 - Science & Engineering Library
  • $125 - Shiffman Medical Library

Failure to return an item for which a borrower has been billed will result in the withdrawal of borrowing privileges. A continued lack of response may require the library to place a "hold" on student records, and/or refer the borrower to a collection agency.

Borrowers may pay fines and replacement fees in person at any WSU library circulation desk. All libraries accept exact cash or checks. In addition, Purdy/Kresge Library, Shiffman Medical Library and the David Adamany Undergraduate Library can accept Visa or Mastercard to pay fines.

Note: Fines, fees, and replacement costs are subject to change without notice.

View Your Record

Borrowers may view a list of materials signed out, check due dates, correct address information, and check to determine existing fines by using the WSU Library Catalog's "My Library Account." Enter the 14-digit number below the barcode on your WSU OneCard.

Storage Collection

Request access to our Storage collections, and check out materials that circulate.

Printers and Photocopiers

Printers and photocopiers are available in the libraries for your use, and charges are assessed at student rates.

Standards of Behavior

The University Libraries enforce standards of behavior in the Library Buildings. Please be aware that your cooperation is expected and will ensure a pleasant visit for both you and your Wayne State student colleagues.

More information about the WayneDirect program.