The Bentley will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting Thursday, Nov. 26. Regular hours will resume Monday, Nov. 30.

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Online Reference Request Form

Use this form to submit a question to the Reference Staff. To contact specific staff members, go to the Staff List for individual e-mail addresses.

The Bentley Library Access and Reference Division accepts reference requests by electronic mail. If possible, you should consult MIRLYN, the University of Michigan online catalog before submitting a request. Mail and e-mail requests are generally handled in the order in which they are received.

The Reference phone number is 734-764-3482.

Due to time limitations, the Reference staff is unable to perform fact checks on unpublished manuscripts.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.

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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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