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Tips for Using Library Search

Provides some tips and strategies for effectively using the University of Michigan Library search engine.

Logging into Your Account

Click on the Account link to sign into your library account with your U-M uniqname and password. Logging into your account provides access to services and resources, such as Get This contactless pickup. Once you're logged in, you can view a list of items checked out on your card, a list of items you have requested, a list of your favorited resources, etc.

Your Account Details

Screenshot of Account features such as checked out items, requested items, fines/fees, saved items, and settings.

Current Checkouts: what you have borrowed from library collections.

Pending Requests: list of items you have requested from library collections, including Interlibrary Loan requests.

Past Activity: your check out (borrowing) history. You can opt out of having your check out history available.

Fines and Fees: details about any fines or fees associated with your account.

Favorites: list of your saved records for books, journals, articles, etc.

Settings: set your text notifications, and opt out of or opt in to keeping a record of your checkout history. You can change your checkout history preference at any time. [News release about this feature here.]