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Requesting Items

How do I Request Items from Mirlyn?

Please follow these instructions to request an item for your use in the Reading Room. Requesting an item or a box from a collection is also the first step to placing a duplication order, even if you won’t be visiting the library.

 

Click on the title of the item you’d like to select.

Title of item screen

 

Click Request ThisIf you do not see a “Request this” button, follow the instructions below, “How do I Request Items from the Finding Aids?”

If prompted to authenticate, log in using your research account details.

Finalize your request information and click Submit Request. For duplication orders, you will select delivery format and method in the next step of the process.

Submit request screen

You will then see the request in your research account and can monitor its status.

 

How do I Request Items from the Finding Aids?

If you do not see a “Request this” button in Mirlyn, the collection probably has a finding aid (collection inventory). Click the “Finding aid available online” link.

mirlyn-no-request-this

 

From the Contents List of a finding aid, select one or more checkboxes (we will retrieve the entire box for you, even if you only select one folder). Click the Request button at the top of the Contents List.

Request finding aid screen

Finalize your request information and click Submit Request.  For duplication orders, you will select delivery format and method in the next step of the process.

Submit finding aid request screen

If prompted to authenticate, log in using your research account details.

You will then see your request in your research account and can monitor its status.

 

If you are requesting duplication of these materials, you’ve completed the first step of ordering your material! Please continue with the instructions for submitting orders, where you will describe the specific items for duplication, then select the delivery format and method.

 

If you have any questions about this process, you can always call the main phone number (734-764-3482) and select the prompt for the Reference staff, or email bentley.ref@umich.edu. We’re happy to help!