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InterLibrary Loan + MeLCat Requesting

How to obtain books not owned by Kettering using our InterLibrary Loan method.

How to Use Academic Resource Sharing (ARS)

2. ARS @ UofM Flint

Kettering Library has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with the University of Michigan–Flint called Academic Resource Sharing. Although we can't get books shipped here, Kettering faculty and students are allowed to check out books in person from the Frances Willson Thompson Library. Search their book catalog here.


In order to use Academic Resource Sharing, the Kettering librarians will provide you with a signed ARS Card. Please see a librarian during open hours and request one. Cards are good for the entire term.

Databases + Articles

In addition to ARS, the Thompson Library has two public computer stations with access to their extensive database collection. Sometimes we recommend using these public stations for humanities research, because Kettering's subscriptions are STEM focused.

Frances Willson Thomspson Library at the University of Michigan Flint is located at 303 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48502, and is about 1.5 miles from Kettering's campus.

If you can't find the book you're looking for at Kettering, Baker, Mott, or U of M Flint, then move on to step three, MeLCat Lending:

1. Catalog Search

2. ARS @ UofM Flint 

3. MeLCat Lending

4. InterLibrary Loan 

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