The Walter P. Reuther Library, located on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit, contains millions of primary source documents related to the history of the labor movement, urban affairs, and the Wayne State University Archives. The building is named for UAW President and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) President Walter Reuther.
Appointments: Reference Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
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Using Wayne State Library Computers and Databases
You will need to use our WSU wireless access on your own device on campus or one of our Licensed Resource Terminals available in the Purdy/Kresge Library to access Wayne State University library databases and other online licensed resources.
Getting to Wayne State University, Library Hours & Parking
The MyJSTOR Register & Read program allows you to set up an account in JSTOR, and access full-text of over 1,200 journals.
MyJSTOR Register & Read lets you creat a bookshelf, and have access to read up to 3 articles for 14 days. After 14 days, the selected articles are removed, an you can add an additional 3 items to your bookshelf.
Borrowing through MeL
If your local public library is a member of MeLCat (the Michigan Electronic LIbrary Catalog), you can use your local public library card account to request books (to be delivered to your local public library for you to checkout), or check out books directly from Wayne State University libraries, using your local public library card.
You must have a valid, active library account with your local public library to use this service.
Watch the video below to see how to request a book through MelCat.
If your local public library is a member of the MI Library Card program, you can use your local public library card, along with your Driver's License or State ID, to check books out of another MI Library Card member library. Wayne State University is a MI Library Card member library.
You must have a valid, active library account with your local public library, along with a MI Library Card sticker or logo on your MI Library Card, to check books out of another library. Please check with your local public library to get a MI Library Card sticker.
Check to see if your local public library is a MI Library Card member.