Mirlyn Classic is an earlier (classic) version of the University of Michigan's library catalog, listing books, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, music scores, recordings, microfilm, videos, and other materials available from the U-M Library. It provides you with information about the collections of the University Library (Ann Arbor), Clements Library, Bentley Historical Library, and U-M Flint Thompson Library.
The default search in Mirlyn Classic on the U-M Ann Arbor campus includes the collections in the University of Michigan Library, Clements Library, and Bentley Historical Library. You can change the libraries that are being searched by clicking on the link at the top of the screen.
The Library provides a more modern search interface to our collection information. This interface, known as Library Catalog Search, searches the same data that is searched through Mirlyn Classic, but is designed to allow one to more easily discover related content in our libraries.
While the Library Catalog Search and Mirlyn Classic search the same data, each is designed to search differently and offers different functionality. Here are a few tips for choosing which version to use:
Library Catalog Search works well for:
Mirlyn Classic works well for: