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Access to Area Libraries

Andrews University students and faculty have access to holdings at other area libraries through three different programs: the Berrien Library Consortium Infopass program, the Michicard program, and the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program. The following libraries participate in one or more of these programs.

bullet Library Consortium Infopass
The Berrien Library Consortium (BLC) is a group of libraries in Berrien County that cooperate in collection development and information access. To access the collections at one of the member libraries, users must secure an Infopass from their own library and present that to the other library in order to check materials out. Please contact the reference desk in the Information Services Department to secure an Infopass.
bullet Michicard
The James White Library does not currently belong to the Michicard program. However, all students have access to it through one or more of the local public libraries. All Andrews University students are entitled to a card at the Berrien Springs Community Library, which is a Michicard participant, as are several other area libraries including the Eau Claire District Library, the Lincoln Township Library, and the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library (St. Joseph Public). After securing a library card at one of these public libraries, students should be able to receive a Michicard "endorsement" on their library card.
bullet Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
The OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program is a nationwide program in which research libraries give access to faculty at other research institutions access to their library collections without a fee. Andrews, Notre Dame and Western Michigan universities all participate in this noteworthy program. Circulations rules are governed by the local library. Participants must, however, obtain a card from their home library before they are allowed to borrow from participating libraries. Cards are renewable at the end of the academic year.
Libraries
gold bullet Benton Harbor Public Library
213 Wall St. (across from city hall)
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(616) 926-6139

Holdings:
Books, periodicals, compact discs, recordings, audio tapes, video tapes, film, and vertical files
Special collections:
Biological sciences, black studies, Civil War, Judaica, theater, Indian collection, Israelite House of David collection, U.S. and state document depository.
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Participates in the Berrien Library Consortium Infopass program.

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gold bullet Berrien Springs Community Library
215 W. Union
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
(616) 471-7074

Holdings:
Books, periodicals, CD-ROM, compact discs.
Special collections:
Berrien Springs history
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Berrien Springs residents (which includes all students who go to school in Berrien Springs/Oronoko Township) who are card-holders at this public library can apply for Michicard status which grants circulation privileges in other participating libraries and can also request interlibrary loans of a non- academic nature. Participates in the Berrien Library Consortium Infopass program and the Michicard program.

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gold bullet Bridgman Public Library

4460 Lake St.
Bridgman, MI 49106
(269) 465-3663

Holdings:

Books, periodicals, CD-ROMs, public Internet access, books on cassette
Note:
Participates in the Berrien Library Consortium Infopass program and the Michicard program.

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gold bullet Eau Claire District Library
6528 East Main Street (between Big C Lumber and Shore Line Bank)
P.O. BOX 328
Eau Claire, MI 49111
(616) 461-6241
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Participates in the Michicard program.

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gold bullet Lake Michigan College Library
2755 E. Napier Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(616) 927-8605

Holdings:
Books, periodicals, CD-ROM, microfiche, microfilms, recordings, audio tapes, video tapes.
Note:
Participates in the Berrien Library Consortium Infopass program and the Michicard program.

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gold bullet Lincoln Township Public Library
2099 W. John Beers Rd.
Stevensville, MI 49127-9433
(616) 429-9575

Holdings:
Books, periodicals, CD-ROM, compact discs, microfiche, recordings, audio tapes, video tapes, films, filmstrips, slides, overhead transparencies, maps, charts, art reproduction.
Special collections:
Oral history
Note:
Participates in the Berrien Library Consortium Infopass program and the Michicard program.

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gold bullet Niles Community Library
620 East Main
Niles, MI 49120
(616) 683-8545
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Participates in Berrien Library Consortium.

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gold bullet St. Joseph Public Library
Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
500 Market St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(616) 983-7167

Holdings:
Books, periodicals, microfiche, microfilm, recordings, audio tapes, video tapes. Has a big children's collection.
Special collections:
Cook Nuclear Plant NRC documents, large print collection.
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Participates in the Berrien Library Consortium Infopass program and the Michicard program.

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gold bullet University of Notre Dame
Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(219) 631-6258

Holdings:
Books, periodicals, CD-ROM, microcards, microfiche, microfilms, recordings, audio tapes, maps, vertical files. Has a good law collection in a separate law library, complete census files.
Special collections:
Autographed books, George Berkeley, Dante, Descartes, early printed books, fundamentalist/evangelical periodicals, historical botany, Irish music, sports, Armed Services editions collection, early printed maps of Ireland, R. H. Gore, Sr. orchid collection, Edward Gorey collection, 1798 Irish rebellion, Jacques Martain collection, Penguin paperbacks, 1935-1965, Vatican II documents, Wolf Irish stamp collection, U.S., U.N. and European Community documents depository.
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Participates in the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program and also recognizes the Andrews University faculty ID card.

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gold bullet Western Michigan University
Dwight B. Waldo Library
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(616) 387-5178

Holdings:
Books, periodicals, CD-ROM, microcards, microfiche, microfilm, microprints, recordings, audio tapes, maps.
Special collections:
African studies, regional history, ecology, medieval studies, U.S. and state document depository.
Note:
Participates in the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program and the Michicard program.

Updated September 23, 2009