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SPECIAL NOTICE: In response to the ongoing events associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the U-M Herbarium's suspension of non-essential operations has been extended.  This includes access to the library.  Please see the link below under "Hours and Assistance" for further information on obtaining material.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


The Herbarium Library is a branch of the Museums Library, which is part of the University of Michigan Library System. The focus of this collection is plant systematics, floristics, and monographic studies. Botanical books of a more general nature or concerned with disciplines other than systematics are housed in the Shapiro Science Library.


In order to charge materials from the Herbarium Library a borrowing card with machine readable barcode must be presented. Faculty, staff, and currently registered UM students may use their M-card. For further information see Circulation Services and Policies. Books and Journals that are available for circulation may be requested via Library-to-Library Delivery.


Books borrowed from the Herbarium Library may be returned or renewed at ANY branch of the University Library.

Hours & Assistance

Please visit the Museums Library Website for further information.

Document Delivery Services

Free Services: For All Students, Staff and Faculty. For books and other materials that are available for check out from a campus library, the Library offers a number of delivery services. 

Library Search

In 2018 the University of Michigan Library released a new search interface. The new U-M Library Search searches the Library's catalog, articles, databases, online journals, and website. With the transition to Library Search, the library retired Mirlyn as the name for the catalog, as well as ArticlesPlus, Search Tools, and MLibrary Search.