Museums Library Circulation Policies and Materials

Circulation Policies

Borrowing privileges are extended to all University of Michigan faculty, staff and students according to established University Library policy. See the Loan Periods chart for lending times for books and bound journals. Reference and rare book cage items do not circulate.

Library Materials

Museums Library books and journals are housed at the Research Museums Center (RMC), with some materials housed in remote shelving. Records of the holdings for all divisions of the Museums Library appear in Mirlyn.


All materials are cataloged and shelved according to the Library of Congress classification system. You will need the complete call number and divisional location to obtain items. Divisional locations appear in the Location/Holdings section of most Mirlyn records.


Unbound journals are on display at RMC; check with staff for location of specific titles.

Bound journals are shelved at RMC or in remote shelving. To determine the call number or divisional shelving location for a particular title, check Mirlyn.

New Books


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Last modified: 09/21/2017