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Apologies for any confusion caused by broken or incorrect links on this page! We are working with the University Library circulation staff to get this information updated as soon as possible!  For now, please email Jessica with any questions.

Get This

Get This will pull books from the University Libraries for you to pick up!

After finding an item in the U-M Library Catalog Search that is available at one of the 27 University Libraries, you can select "Get This" from the record to have the item pulled and held for pick-up. If it is located at a distant campus library, you can also have the book delivered to the Hatcher Graduate Library which is across the street. 

Set Up a Journal Proxy Account

  1. You must first get a proxy card from the Hatcher North Circulation Desk. See "Campus Library Proxy Cards" to the right for more information. 
  2. Then you must create a "friend" account for the Journal through the University of Michigan. You will need a non-UM email address to do so (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.). The email address you provide becomes your University Library Journal patron record username. You can select and change your password. Instructions for setting up a friend account are available here (link no longer valid)
  3. Email the Graduate Library Circulation staff ( when the friend account is set up, so Hatcher Circulation can connect your University Library Journal proxy card patron record and your Journal friend account. 

Troubleshooting a Journal Friend Account

  1. To update the editor name on the account, you can submit a proxy form and let them know that it is a renewal to change the account manager with the new manager's email and unique name. They will then adjust the account for the new proxy.
  2. If your account 'expires' or you have another problem, contact Sheila McFolley, the Circulation and Access Services Manager at the Graduate Library with the barcode found on the back of the proxy card to have the account reinstated and updated.

Returning Books

When you have finished using an item, you can return it to the Hatcher Graduate Library Circulation Desk, regardless of which campus library it is from. 

* The Law Library cannot be held responsible for overdue or lost books. Mind the due dates for items borrowed from the University Library system.

Electronic Items

If requesting an item from the University Library that is ELECTRONIC, this is the one time when you will need to use your personal UM library account.

Because the Journal "friend" account is not linked to a specific person, it cannot access electronic resources.

Requesting Scans from the University Library

Use the Journal Proxy Account to request scans of materials in the University Library. Log into the account in the top left of the Library webpage.

Chrome browsers tend to be faulty in the U-M Library Interlibrary Loan system. If you get an error message, try using a different browser to login to the account.

Campus Library Proxy Cards

With a proxy card, you can request books from the University Library branches using this form.

  • Fill out a Proxy Application Form
  • Pick up and renew Proxy Cards at the North Circulation Desk, Hatcher Graduate Library

Journal staff should always check out books with the proxy card. Do not use your personal account to check out books.