Access to th
The University Library has a 150 year
history of collection building and sharing
its collections with the broader scholarly
community. Over six million volumes
are included in the system of distributed
libraries on campus (see list below).
There are a number of mechanisms for
access provided for those who would like
to use materials from the University
-The library collections are available to
all individuals for use on site.
-Any individual in the U.S. may
request that materials be borrowed from
the UM collection through his or her
local library's interlibrary loan offices.
-Individuals unaffiliated with UM may
purchase privileges to borrow from UM
Library collections on an annual basis
through Graduate Library Circulation
Services at (313) 764-0400.
-The Michigan Information Transfer
Source (MITS) was established in 1980
to provide a mechanism for individuals,
businesses, or corporations to engage
library staff for research or other infor-
mation delivery services. This fee-based
service is available to all individuals as a
mechanism to obtain single or multiple
items from the collection. Express and
fax delivery options are also available at
-All faculty from universities and
colleges in the state of Michigan are
eligible for privileges to borrow from
University Library collections.
-Faculty, staff, and students as well as
all ancillary staff are eligible to borrow
materials from University Library
collection. New members of the Univer-
sity community may apply at Graduate
Library Circulation, 104 Hatcher North,
764-0400 for borrowing privileges.
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Thne university Library System includes:
Art and Architecture Library
Fine Arts Library
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Music Library -
Natural Science Library
North Engineering Library
Public Health Library
Rare Books and Special Cslections
Social Work Library
If you know what you want, the library
can get it to you. The University
Library's 747-FAST service allows
faculty to request materials day or night
from any of the university's libraries.
The library can retrieve, check out, and
send the materials you need right to your
department mailbox -- and usually
within one to two working days. When
an item isn't immediately available, 747-
FAST lets you know that too, and can
order the requested material via the
Library's interlibrary loan system or
request its purchase in your name.
Using 747-FAST is simple. For the
quickest results, requests can be made by
telephone 24 hours a day at 747-3278
(747-FAST) or sent through MTS (747-
FAST, on UB or UM). Requests can also
be made in person or sent through
campus mail to "106 Graduate Library
North." Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to
10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday,
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and
Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Orders should contain complete
citations (i.e. author, title, date, and
publisher), and any other relevant
information including the departmental
office to which the material is to be sent.
Request forms are available at all campus
libraries or through campus mail.
The service is free. For magazine and
journal articles, however, photocopies
will be sent at $19 per page (JRequests
must be billed to university or pre-paid
accounts; account numbers are necessary
to process requests).
UM's Branch and Divisional Libraries
Distributed Facilities House Specialized Collections and Services
li addition to the Graduate and Undergraduate Libraries, many specialized branch and divisional libraries offer major collections
and services to the campus community. These include three subject clusters: Health Sciences - Taubman Medical, Dentistry and
Public Health - Suzanne Grefsheim, Coordinator; Engineering and Basic Sciences - Engineering-Transportation, North Engineer-
ing, Natural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Museums, and Physics-Astronomy - Maurita Holland, Coordinator; and Rare Books,
Special Collections (see page 15), and Arts Libraries (including Fine Arts, Art and Architecture, and Music) - Peggy Daub, Head.
Art and Architecture Library, 2106 Art & Architecture Building, North Campus, 764-1303
This library mainly serves faculty and students in the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Its primary
subject areas are in architecture and contemporary and modern fine arts. The collection includes a large number of slides on art and
architecture, architectural drawings, photographs and maps, and manuscripts. The AAL also houses a computer laboratory jointly
operated with the University's Computing Center, which includes Apollo, MacPlus, MAC II, and Zenith machines, as well as dot
matrix and laser printers. The facility is open to all faculty members and students.
Reference service is available in person or via MTS to Art_&_Architecture Library. Peggy Kusnerz, Head.
Asia Library, 421 Graduate Library North, 764-0406
The Asia Library holds materials in the social sciences and humanities, mainly in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Holdings include
current serials, monographs, archival and other primary sources, and an extensive microform collection. Bibliographic access is
provided by a printed catalog of holdings that were acquired through 1978, by alist of new acquisitions, and, since 1984, by the "CJK
Data Base" in the Research Libraries Group's RLIN data base service.
The Asia Library primarily serves research and instructional needs of students and faculty members affiliated with the Center for
Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Weiying Wan, Head.
Chemistry Library, 2000 Chemistry Building, 764-7337
The Chemistry Library contains over 56,000 volumes and 400 serials in the areas of analytical, inorganic, medicinal, organic,
physical and polymer chemistry. Books and journals are shelved seperately and journals do not circulate. Special holdings include
Chemical Abstracts, Beilstein, Gmeilin, special data, and doctoral dissertations from the Chemistry Department. SANDRA, a floppy-
disk product, allows you to search Beilstein by drawinga structure with a mouse. Online searching of RLIN and other databases via
STN and DIALOG is also available. Search terms for online databases may be words, molecular formulas, and structures/substruc-
Services include reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, and online database searching. Requests for assistance is available
in person, by telephone or via MTS to ChemistryLibrary.
Dentistry Library, 1100 Dental Building, 764-1526
Located in the School of Dentistry, this unit primarily serves the faculty, staff, and students in the School, as well as the University
and professional communities. Special features include publications of the American Dental Association. Also available are 677
periodical titles, including virtually every pertinent English-language serial and selected foreign periodicals. UM School of Dentistry
dissertations and theses from 1923 to the present are also a part of the library's collection.
The Dentistry Library offers online database searching and reference service as well as bibliographic instruction services. Self-
service searching of MEDLINE is available on UM-MEDLINE at no charge to the user. The comprehensive dental collection may be
accessed through MIRLYN. Requests for assistance are taken in person, by telephone or via MTS to DentistryLibrary. Sue Seger,
Engineering-Transportation Library, 312 Undergraduate Library, 764-7494
North Engineering Library, 1100 Dow Building, North Campus, 764-5298
The two Engineering Libraries together form one of the largest technology libraries in the country. The Engineering-Transportation
Library (ETL) holds the primary collection of some 500,000 volumes and 2,000 journals for the Engineering College. Materials
related to all aspects of engineering, except nuclear, are found here, including government documents, patents, and standards. The
North Engineering Library (NEL) is a satellite facility providing the main collection of course reserve materials, study space, a CAEN
computing lab (containing IBM, Macintosh, and Apollo stations), the library's nuclear and energy related materials, and the Great
Lakes collection. To facilitate use of the primary collection at the satellite unit, the libraries operatea Rapid Transfer Service, which
offers same day delivery of books, journals, and photocopies (requested by 10:30 am) from ETL to NEL. (Later requests arrive the
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SERVICE FINDS NEWLY
FOR USERS BEFORE
ITEMS ARE ON THE
The University Library adds more
than 100,000 new volumes to its collec-
tions each year. New materials are
cataloged, labelled, and shelved as
quickly as possible to make them
readily accessible to users. Occasion-
ally, an item needed by a patron has
been purchased by the library, but is
not yet on the shelf. The In-Process
Locator Service will retrieve the item
and make it immediately available
foruse. Contact 763-2382 or send MTS
message to In-processlocator @UB.
UGL Faculty Support
Even many of our best prepared students
first come to UM not quite ready to deal
with one of the largest academic library
systems in the country. The Undergradu-
ate Library's instructional programs help
faculty members in encouraging our
undergraduates to develop college level
research skills. With a call to Lynn
Westbrook, Head of Reference and In-
struction (764-4481), or our reference
desk (763-4141), you can arrange any of
these special services for your classes:
" A one-hour class on library research
- Lectures on topics related to particular
' Consultation with instructors on library
' Consultation with students.
' Reference service.