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Community Users Information

If you are not a UofM student or employee, in order to be logged into guest computers for database access, check out books, or use microfilm/form you must obtain a Special Privileges card. To obtain a Special Privileges card, complete a Community Special Privileges Registration Form and bring to the Checkout Desk on the 1st floor, along with your valid driver's license or student/faculty ID. If you are a local high school student, complete a High School Special Privileges Registration Form. Consider ways to join and give back to the University Libraries, like joining the Friends of the Library.

Special Privileges Card holders may be logged onto guest computers when the Research Assistance Desk (RAD) is open or on-call
*Exceptions associated with Academic and Administrative calendars. Please call 901.678.2205 to verify guest login availability. 

Users

UofM Alumni

UofM alumni need a Special Privileges card to check out books and be logged into guest computers. Visit UofM's Alumni Association for additional resources.

Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars need a Special Privileges card to check out books and be logged into guest computers. For off-campus/remote database access and additional UofM resources, you may be eligible for a Sponsored Account (a program run by ITS).

Students & Faculty From Other Colleges

Students & faculty from other colleges which are part of the Memphis Area Library Council's reciprocal borrowing program should bring their student/faculty ID when submitting a Special Privileges application.

High School Students

High school students can apply for a High School Special Privileges card. Referral by your high school librarian is required. Students under 18 years of age require parental approval and must be accompanied by an adult when submitting the application.

Resources

Guest Computers

McWherter Library has 6 guest computers for use. Guests may be logged on when the Research Assistance Desk (RAD) is open or on-call. To learn how you can use one, visit our Guest Computer Policy page.

Borrowing Materials

Users with Special Privileges cards (Non-UofM Students and Community Members) can borrow and use materials from the University Libraries.

Events & Exhibits

Many workshops, lectures, and other events held at the University Libraries are free and open to the public. Displays and exhibits are always free and open to the public. Visit News and Events for more information.