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Online Reference Request Form

Please this form to submit your questions about our collections or duplication to the Bentley Library’s Reference and Academic Programs team.

Reference research requests can be submitted by electronic mail (bentley.ref@umich.edu), mail, fax, and the online form below. If possible, please consult MIRLYN (the University of Michigan online library catalog) and the Bentley Finding Aids (collection inventories) before submitting a request. Reference requests are handled in the order in which they are received.

If you have questions about this form, you can reach the Reference staff by calling the main phone number, 734-764-3482, and selecting the prompt for Reference.

If you would like to contact a specific staff member, please see the Staff List for individual e-mail addresses.

Due to time limitations, the Reference staff is unable to perform fact checks on unpublished manuscripts. However, they will assist onsite researchers with this task.

Research Assessment

The Access and Reference Division is interested in how well the online resources assist you. Please take a moment to answer the following questions.

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