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Borrowing Items From Other Libraries

A short guide explaining Interlibrary Loan, "Get This," and MeLCat services available to the University of Michigan-Dearborn community.

Requesting Microfilm, Microform, or Microfiche

You can request microfilm or microfiche from other libraries using the library's interlibrary loan services. There are no fees for UM-Dearborn students, faculty, or staff to place these requests.

Step-by-Step Instructions for requesting microfilm or microfiche through ILLiad

These items can be difficult to obtain depending on the policies of the lending institution or library, but follow these steps to request the physical item:

1. Log into ILLiad at

2. Click on the Loan (book, microform, AV, etc) link next to Place a Request at the top of the ILLiad Form

3. Fill out the form as completely as possible. Make sure to fill out required fields.

4. When you have completed the form, click the "Submit Request" button. 

  • Click on All Requests in the left sidebar to check the status of your request

5. You will be notified by email when your request is available.

  • Click on Completed Requests in the left sidebar to access all of your completed requests.

ILLiad Help

MLibrary Interlibrary Loan Office (Ann Arbor)

phone: 734-764-8584


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