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RIPM Updates

March 11, 2014
New Resources

RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals/Répertoire international de la presse musicale) is a resource providing access to music periodical literature from the 18th through early 20th centuries from a variety of countries. There have been two recent changes regarding RIPM.

Study Room Reservations

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February 1, 2014

Looking for a group study room? You can reserve a study room in advance via our online forms.

If you're interested in reserving a study room in Shapiro or in Hatcher libraries, or if you're interested in reserving one of the Shapiro Library Tech Suite rooms, place your request at least one day in advance via our online reservation system

If you'd like to reserve a study room at the Duderstadt Center, place your request on the Duderstadt Center Room Scheduling web site.

Suggest a Book for the Collections

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January 4, 2014

The Library welcomes suggestions from the University community for additions to our collections. If you would like to suggest a new book, journal, DVD, etc. for purchase by the Library, please fill out our purchase suggestion form.  Your suggestion will be forwarded to the appropriate library subject specialist for consideration. Because we obtain new materials every day, please check the library catalog before submitting your suggestion.

Get the Materials You Need via ILL

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December 31, 2013

While the University Library has vast collections of research materials on campus, sometimes the stuff you need is not available here. As a UM student, staff or faculty member, you can request that the Library borrow items on your behalf from other academic libraries.

Staff in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department quickly locate books or copies of journal articles from other libraries on your behalf, at no cost to you. If you don't find what you need in our collections (by searching the library catalog), simply complete the request form with your citation information. You will be notified when the book, journal article, etc. is ready for your use.

Questions about this service should be directed to 734-764-8584 or If you need help locating complete citations, please feel free to contact the Ask a Librarian service.

E-Textbooks Available

December 10, 2013

The engineering librarians at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library are pleased to inform you that some engineering textbooks for the Winter 2014 term are available to you in full text online through Library subscriptions.