Delivery Services

Library to Library Delivery

To have materials delivered from one campus library to another, use the "Get This" button in Mirlyn. You may also use this service to have items retrieved from the Buhr Shelving Facility and sent to the library of your choice.

To request an item for delivery, login to Mirlyn, locate the desired item, and click on the "Get This" link to request delivery to the library of your choice. The response time is 1 to 3 days if the item is on the shelf. You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.

Interlibrary Loan

The University Library offers Interlibrary Loan service to obtain materials not held in the University of Michigan Libraries. This service is available free of charge to UM students, faculty, and staff. Materials necessary for study and research, such as books, articles, dissertations, and microforms can be borrowed from other libraries.

ILL requests may be submitted through the Interlibrary Loan Request Form or through many databases (use the MGetIt button). Loans typically take 5 to 10 days to arrive, while copies are often available in 1 to 3 days.

You may have your Interlibrary Loan items delivered to the Music Library. Set your default pickup location through this link on the Interlibrary Loan site.

Please visit the University Library's Interlibrary Loan site for more information about this service.


7FAST is an on-campus document delivery service. As part of a pilot project, all faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate faculty assistants can have UM materials delivered for free. UM materials are delivered to undergraduates for $3.75 per request.

Articles and book chapters are delivered electronically via PDF, while books can be delivered directly to one's office. Most items are delivered in two business days or less. Requests should be placed through ILLiad, the same electronic system used for Interlibrary Loans.

For details, please visit the 7FAST website.

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Last modified: 11/06/2013