William L. Clements Library

Request Materials

New readers will need to complete a registration process before requesting materials for the reading room. If you would like to order photocopies or other duplication of material, please visit our Duplication Requests page.

Getting Started
How to Request Materials
     Finding Aid Instructions
     Mirlyn Catalog Instructions

Getting Started

  • To register, click Registration on the left and follow the instructions to set up an online request account. You do not need to be at the Library to register—we encourage you to register from your home computer, as you will need to access your email to complete the process.
  • Already registered? Go to Account Login at the top of the page to get started using our collections.
  • Once your request account is set up and you're logged in, you can create new requests for materials directly from the Mirlyn catalog and online finding aids for Manuscripts and Graphics.
  • Please note: Some materials may take time to retrieve. Please schedule your requests in advance and email us at clements-reference@umich.edu to confirm your visit dates.

How to Request Materials

Finding Aid Instructions

  • Search for Clements Library materials in the Manuscripts and Graphics finding aids.
  • From the Contents List of a finding aid, select one or more checkboxes. Click Request at the top of the contents list.
  • Request from a finding aid
  • Finalize your request information and click Submit Request.
  • Submit your request
  • If prompted to authenticate, login using your request account details.
  • You can monitor your request with your request account.

Mirlyn Catalog Instructions

  • Search for Clements Library materials in the Mirlyn Catalog.
  • Click on the title of the item you'd like to select.
  • Click on the title of an item
  • Click Request This. Otherwise, follow links to online finding aids.
  • Click on Request This button
  • If prompted to authenticate, login using your request account details.
  • Finalize your request information and click Submit Request.
  • Click Submit Request
  • You can monitor your request with your request account.