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Library Research Guides

Mirlyn Classic

A guide to using Mirlyn Classic, the classic version of the University of Michigan Library Catalog.

About 'Get This'

The Get This option provides the following services:

On-campus library delivery: to get items that can be checked out from campus library buildings shipped to a campus library more convenient to you. This includes requests for items sent from remote and offsite storage areas (e.g. Buhr).

Holds: to place a hold on an item currently checked out, in the processing workflow, or on order so that you can be the next person to check out the item.

Document delivery: Have small portions of local items scanned (such as book chapters or journal articles from print sources). This service is free.

Note: It's also possible to request items from the Special Collections Research Center. Look for the Request This button under the Holdings tab, or follow the link to the online finding aid, if there is one. The items you request will be pulled and held for you to view in the Special Collections Research Center.

Using 'Get This'

Once you have logged in to Mirlyn Classic (by clicking on Login in the dark blue banner at the top of any Mirlyn Classic screen), follow these steps to use Get This:

  1. Display the record for the item that you would like to request by clicking on the title of the item to view the full Mirlyn Classic record.

  2. From the full record, click on the link labeled "What libraries have."

  3. Next, click on the the colorful button labeled "Get This" next to an available item to make your request.

  4. At the "Get This Request" screen, complete the form for the pick-up location (the library at which you want to pick-up this item), and click on the "Continue" and then "Confirm request" buttons.

You will receive an email message when the item is ready for check out at your selected library.

Please note: this service is not available for Bentley Historical or Clements libraries.