The Bentley Historical Library will close at 1:45 p.m. on February 28, 2024.

Bentley research accounts will be down for maintenance from March 2-3.

Please email bentley.ref@umich.edu with requests during that time.

Ask an Archivist

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Online Reference Request Form

Please use this form to ask questions about the library, our collections, duplication, or copyright to the Bentley Library’s Reference Services team.

Reference research requests can also be submitted by email to bentley.ref@umich.edu or mail (attention to “Reference”).

If possible, please try searching the online MLibrary catalog and the Bentley Finding Aids (collection inventories) before submitting a request. Reference requests are handled in the order in which they are received.

You can reach the Reference staff by calling the main phone number (734-764-3482) and selecting the prompt for questions about using our archive.

If you would like to contact a specific staff member, please see the Contact Us page.