Building Renovation


Renovated Taubmahn Health Sciences Library at evening


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THL Post-Renovation FAQ

Where can I find books and journals?
Digital content such as e-books and full text journals can be accessed via Mirlyn.  Reserves items and a small reference collection are located in the Library and are available upon request.  All other print books and journals have been relocated to the Health Sciences Remote Shelving Facility and must be requested.  See instructions below.

Where is the Health Sciences Remote Shelving (HSRS) Facility? Can I go there myself?
HSRS is located off campus and is open only to MLibrary staff.

How can I get books or journals that will be stored in the Health Sciences Remote Shelving Facility?
For UM Affiliates, there are three options:

  1. Use 7FAST to request journal articles, book chapters, or books. There will be a charge for Undergraduates. University of Michigan Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students can use the service free of charge.

  2. Use the Get This feature in Mirlyn to request delivery of books to a campus library. (This option is currently not available for journal volumes.)

  3. Fill out the Material Request for Visitors to request delivery of books or journals to a campus library.

For the general public

  • If you are visiting the University of Michigan, you can request library materials be held for you to use onsite at the location of your choice.

Can I drop off books and videos at Taubman Health Sciences Library?
Yes, materials from any University Library can be dropped off when the Library is open.  When the Library is closed, you may one of the following dropboxes:

External Campuses
North Campus
circular driveway off Murfin Drive, located between Walgreens Drama Center and Pierpoint Commons

Central Campus
Shapiro Library
Hatcher Graduate Library

Internal Dropboxes
Medical Campus
UMHS "triangle", i.e., the second-floor intersection where the Towsley Center, UH South (formerly the Neuroscience Hospital) and the main U-M Hospital intersect. (Map)  If you have additional questions, please contact us at 734-764-1210 or

North Campus
Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library
MLibrary @ NCRC
Music Library

Central Campus
Fine Arts Library
Hatcher Graduate Library
Shapiro Library

What about items that are on Reserves? 
Fall 2015 Reserves items are now available at the Taubman Health Sciences Library.  U-M faculty who are teaching courses in the Medical School, College of Pharmacy, or Schools of Public Health, Nursing, or Dentistry, should consult the THL Reserves FAQ for information on placing requests.

Where should I direct additional questions or comments?
Our email address is

(FAQ revised and updated 1 Aug 2015)

"Behind the Scene" Pictures and Videos 

Renovation: exposed staircase and new windows


"How to Move 457,000+ volumes in 50 days"

"The Last Book" - A Video from the Taubman Health Sciences Library

"Books on the Move!"

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