Contactless Pickup

Last updated: December 14, 2020

You can access digitized versions of many items in our physical collection through the HathiTrust Digital Library. When you view relevant item records in Library Catalog Search, it will indicate “Full text available online.”

If you need an item not found there, you can request a copy through our contactless pickup service.

To prioritize the health and safety of our staff and community, we encourage the use of online materials whenever possible.

Make a request

Use Get This in Library Catalog Search to request items. 

Current U-M students, faculty, and staff may place requests and are limited to 10 per day.

You will only see the Contactless pickup at the library option if an item is eligible for the service. Options to scan a small portion or request a digital copy are also offered when possible.

Microform requests must be made separately. These items can be used onsite by appointment in our dedicated research room.

Pick up your request

You can expect items within 7 days, though it may take longer during university holidays and intersessions.

We'll notify you via email (or text message if you've opted in) when your item is ready for pickup. Requests are held for 14 days.


Go to the pickup location you designated when making your request, and use your Mcard to access the building. You do not need to check-in with anyone when you arrive. See when we're open.

  • Shapiro Library: Follow the signage and go left to the shelving area in the atrium (windowed area) of the lobby. This is an accessible entrance. Find your name, take your items, and head back out the east exit. This video shows what to expect when you arrive.
  • Music Library: Your items will be shelved alphabetically by last name on carts located outside the third floor entrance. See our accessible directions.

  • Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library inside the Duderstadt Center: Your items will be located on the first floor, along the west escalator wall. See our accessible directions.

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