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MECH 446 / 646: Vehicle Systems Dynamics: Area Libraries

University of Michigan - Flint / Frances Willson Thompson Library

Kettering Library has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with the University of Michigan–Flint called Academic Resource Sharing.  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.  

The Frances Willson Thomspson Library at the University of Michigan-Flint is located at 303 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48502

Mott Community College Library

Become a Community Borrower

Residents of Genesee County, who are 18 years of age or older, may apply for a Community Borrower Card with limited circulation privileges.  A valid federal or state photo ID displaying the current address is required for registration. Weekend applications will be processed during normal business hours the following week. The library card is valid for one year.

Registered Community Borrowers in good standing with the college are eligible for the following privileges:

  • Loan of up to 2 books (at any given time) from the regular circulating collection located on the 2nd floor for a loan period of three weeks, with the possibility of 1 renewal of three weeks (with certain limitations).
  • In-library use of library materials, including periodicals, reference, children's literature, and the Friends' collection.

Community Borrowers must present a photo ID and Community Borrower card to check out materials and/or receive computer access.

Browse MCC Library's catalog and collections here.

Call 810-762-0401 to schedule an appointment to use the library.

Address: 1401 E Court St. Flint, MI 48503

Flint Public Library

Full-Service Card -Any resident of the City of Flint or the State of Michigan may apply for a Flint Public Library card. A current Driver’s License or State of Michigan Identification card must be shown. People under the age of 18, who do not have their own Michigan Driver’s License or Identification Card, must have a parent or legal guardian present to get a card at the time that they apply.

With a full-service card, you can check out physical materials (books, media) as provided in the Check Out Materials page.

Applications are accepted at the Checkout Desk until 30 minutes before closing time. Please visit the lobby to fill out an application or download and print it ahead of your visit.


E-Card - No current ID, or you’ve not yet updated your address? No problem! They can issue you a library card or renew your regular card as an E-Card temporarily until you bring in your ID. Your E-Card gives you access to library computers and all of the digital library resources available anywhere any time, including downloadable books and audiobooks. The only thing you cannot do with an E-Card is check out physical materials. When you have a valid ID, just return to the Checkout Desk and they can convert your E-Card to a full service library card. You can also apply for an E-Card online if you live in a Genesee County zip code. Source:  https://www.fpl.info/books-more/get-card


Library Hours: Tues, Weds, Thurs – 11 am to 8 pm, Fri-Sat – 9 am to 6 pm, and closed Sunday-Monday. Closed during specific holidays.

Contact Information: Main Phone: 810-232-7111 | Reference: 810-249-2569 | Email: askus@fpl.info | Main Website: https://fpl.info/ 

The Flint Public Library is located in the College Cultural Neighborhood at 1026 E. Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503.

Genesee District Libraries

In-Person Registration

Just download an application for a library card, fill it out and take it to any branch of the Genesee District Library with your driver's license or state ID. Must be 18 or older, or have a parent/legal guardian present to sign for your card. Patron Registration Form for individual patrons.


Online Self-Registration

You can register for a library card online and access their digital services without visiting a physical location. To qualify for online self-registration, you must:

  • Not currently have a Genesee District Library card, nor have signed up for a card in the past.
  • Live in Genesee County, but outside of the city of Flint. (Digital services for the city of Flint are provided by the Flint Public Library, and you can sign up to use their services online on the FPL website. Click here to go to their sign-up page.)
  • Be 18 years of age or older.

If you cannot find your card, or if your card is expired, you need to visit or call your local branch of the Genesee District Library, which you can find by clicking here.


If you meet the above criteria, you can click here to start the library card sign-up process.


Eligibility For Patrons Outside of the Genesee District Library Service Area

City of Flint residents and residents of any Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative (MMLC) service area may also have a free GDL card to check out physical items and use computers. Additionally, they have the option of paying for digital services for $10/month or $100/year.

Anyone outside GDL’s service area may purchase a non-resident card. Non-resident cards permit the holder to use all GDL materials and services with the exception of MeLCat. A non-resident card may be purchased for $10/month or $100/year.‚Äč

Source: https://www.thegdl.org/get-a-library-card/

GDL's 19 Branch Locations, Hours, & Contact Informationhttps://www.thegdl.org/branches | Main Website:  https://www.thegdl.org/

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