The Bentley Historical Library will close at 1:30 p.m., August 22,  and will reopen August 23, at 9:00 a.m.


>> If you are planning a trip to the Bentley in summer 2018, please be aware that we are moving some of our collections, which could affect availability. Please contact our reference team for help and questions: or call 734-764-3482.

To use the Bentley’s resources more effectively, you will need to use a general U-M account to register for your Bentley research account.

Have a U-M account? Click “Login” below to get started!


Don’t have a U-M account? That’s OK!

Click “Create” below to get started with a U-M Friend Account.



Once you have a Friend Account, come back to this page, and click the ACTIVATE button.


Do you have a U-M account but are new to research at the Bentley?


Have a U-M account and a Bentley research account?

Requesting Items

Once your research account is set up and you’re logged in, you may create a “New Reading Room Request” for materials directly from the MIRLYN catalog or finding aids.


Example view of a Bentley research account: