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Emeriti Services

As a courtesy to Ferris Emeriti, many, but not all, of the privileges afforded a current Ferris Faculty Member are available. In particular, the vendors of many of our database products are very restrictive in what they will allow us to provide remotely. The following bullet points comprise a summary of the services we are able to provide to emeriti.

  • Borrowing Privileges: Most items can be borrowed under the same parameters as a current staff member. Some restrictions are in effect, however, for materials reserved for certain academic courses.
  • Building Use: Emeriti are free to use books, magazines, computers, rooms, electronic databases, and other informational resources while in the building during normal posted business hours. Services that normally incur a charge, such as printing or photocopying will still incur a charge.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary loan privileges for emeriti are exactly the same as those for current faculty or staff members.
  • Remote Access: Remote access to library materials is very limited. In licensing agreements most database vendors expressly limit access to currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff. We have a legal obligation to abide by these licenses. Databases that provide statewide access are available through Michigan eLibrary using one's driver's license number as a password. Access to the FLITE Online Catalog is unrestricted.

Rick Bearden
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