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How to make an ILL request

  • Check the library catalog to be sure this library does not own the item you need.
  • Use MeLCat for fastest book delivery.
  • Log in to ILLiad and complete appropriate form.
    • Include all of the requested information.
    • Do not use abbreviations.
    • Please include your source of reference.
    • We do not take phone orders or e-mailed requests.
  • Requests can take from 1-20 business days to be filled.
  • You can check the status of your request within your ILLiad account.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are notified by e-mail when requested items arrive. If you use a non-UM-Dearborn address, you should set your UM-Dearborn e-mail to be forwarded to your other address. Read instructions for forwarding e-mail. You can also view notification within your ILLiad account.


  • Books can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
  • Articles will be delivered within your ILLiad account. 
  • The due date is assigned by the lending library; loan periods may vary.
  • You are responsible for the material until you return it to us. Please note the due date and return the materials on time to keep our library in good standing with the lending library.
  • All ILL items are subject to recall.


How to use MeLCat:

    1. Search MeLCat directly.
    2. When you are searching our library catalog, and you can't find an item or it is checked out, click on the MeL Cat link:
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    3. When you find an item you want, click on Get this for me! , select UM-Dearborn from the list of institutions, and enter your name and UMID number.

More Information & Policies:

  • View participating libraries.
  • You cannot use MeLCat to request items that are currently available at our library.
  • Each local library determines which of their materials are available via MeLCat.
  • Local libraries will process requests on a regular basis. MeLCat aims to get materials to patrons within 3-5 business days of the request.
  • Materials are lent for 3 weeks with the option of 1 renewal of 3 weeks.

Questions? Please contact us at:

Mardigian Library
4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
313-593-5400  fax 313-593-5561

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