Library Services


Reference librarians are available to assist students in locating library materials and to help them with their search strategies. Students may call (248) 823-1228, visit the library for reference help, or email their questions to E-mail links for reference inquiries can be accessed on the web page and portal page.

Classroom Reserve Materials

Materials that instructors place on reserve for student use are stored at the circulation desk.


A microfiche machine at the Troy location is available for viewing back issues of newspapers and magazines.

Copy Machines

Copy machines are available for student use at the Troy Library.

Students can use their PaperCut account to print or scan materials. Students can add funds to their PaperCut accounts by going to Student Services and asking for the Business Office.

Circulation Policies

Library Cards

Walsh students may obtain a library card at the circulation desk at the Troy location by presenting a registration receipt along with a picture ID. This card is automatically updated every semester upon registration. You must present your card at the circulation desk in order to borrow materials. There is a $5.00 fee if you should lose your card. Please notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen. A library card-holder is responsible for all materials charged out on his or her card. Currently employed faculty and staff are also eligible for Walsh Library cards.

You must have a current library card in order to do the following:

  • Check out and renew books
  • Search electronic databases
  • Utilize reciprocal borrowing privileges at other libraries

Loan periods for current students vary according to the type of item being borrowed:

  • Books: four weeks
  • Reserve Materials: two hours


Unless a hold has been placed on an item, books may be renewed in person or by phone by calling (248) 823-1228.

Fines for Overdue Materials

Overdue materials are given a four-day grace period. After that there is a minimum charge of $1.00 per item and an additional $.25 per day for each overdue book.

Materials That May Not Be Removed From the Library

The following materials are for use in the library only:

  • Periodicals
  • Reference Books
  • Tax Materials
  • Reserve Materials

The library provides a number of options to obtain books from other libraries:

MeLCat  Michigan Electronic Library

Students and faculty can use MeLCat to borrow books from other libraries. MeLCat is a resource-sharing service that lets library patrons search for, locate, and request materials from a single, comprehensive online catalog that includes the holdings of other libraries around the state. MeLCat provides access to millions of items, including books, audio books, music, movies, and other library materials. The Walsh College Library, however, does not borrow or lend DVDs, CDs, or audio visual materials through MeLCat. To order a book through MeLCat go to Most books arrive within a week or less.


Interlibrary Loan – Using the Web/Portal Pages—Books Outside Michigan

Books and articles not owned by Walsh Library can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  Before requesting a loan, a student should seek the assistance of a reference librarian to make sure all Walsh Library resources have been checked for the needed item.  Faculty and currently enrolled students may request ILL via the library web page.  For more information on ILL, visit the library, call (248) 823-1228, or check the Interlibrary Loan web page or select the Interlibrary Loan link under the Library tab in the college portal.


Reciprocal Borrowing

Walsh College has arranged for reciprocal library borrowing privileges with the colleges listed below.

  • College for Creative Studies
  • Detroit Public Library (M)
  • Eastern Michigan University (M)
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Macomb Community College
  • Madonna University
  • Marygrove College
  • Michigan State University (M)
  • Oakland Community College
  • Oakland University
  • Rochester College
  • St. Clair County Community College
  • Schoolcraft College
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan Dearborn
  • University of Windsor
  • Wayne County Community College
  • Wayne State University (M)

For more information about interlibrary loan, please call the Circulation Desk number at (248) 823-1228.

Testing Services

Walsh provides a professional and secure environment for test administration for Walsh students. We adhere to nationally recognized standards and guidelines and promote honesty, integrity, and fairness in all procedures.

Make-up Testing for Students

To schedule a make-up exam, students must:

  1. Make arrangements through their instructors
  2. Schedule an appointment directly with the library
  3. Complete all tests within the allocated examination time and 10 minutes before the library closes

Make-up Testing for Instructors

Instructors teaching in any modality may request proctoring services for individual students who need to make up an examination. Whole class testing cannot be accommodated by the library.

Students must make arrangements through their instructor to take a make-up exam and must schedule their own appointment. Instructors must submit all testing materials to prior to the day of the student’s appointment.

Placement and Assessment Testing

***Testing Now Available Online***

Students who need to complete placement exams or other assessments may do so online. For questions about placement or assessment exams, contact

Graduate Communication Assessments

Testing Guidelines for Students

The following rules apply to all students who utilize the Walsh library for test taking:

  • All students must schedule an appointment.
  • Students must present valid photo identification. Tests will not be administered without proper identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: Government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, state ID or current passport Walsh student or staff photo ID. Students must sign the Policies and Procedures form.
  • Only items designated by the instructor or proctor will be permitted in the testing area.
  • All personal items (including cell phones, electronic devices and smart watches) not required for testing must be stored with the proctor.
  • All tests must be completed within the allocated examination time and 10 minutes before the library closes.