Work at UMLD is generally fast paced. Requests for books are generally received between 7:30AM and
8:30 AM. These items are sorted by their UMLD bar codes, the pulled from the storage module by a
member of the staff. The items are then placed in transit status and sent on their way to their destinations.
UMLD picks up new materials from other
UM System libraries at University Courier each morning. Empty blue
tubs for each library are exchanged for the full ones at that time.
UMLD makes a delivery to Ellis Library
on the UMC campus every business day. From there,
contracted courier services bring the books to the requesting UM System and affiliated libraries.
Article requests are received by UMLD throughout
the day. Requests from available items are generally sent
electronically within 24 hours. Rush requests may be sent within four hours.
UMLD commonly receives 50-80 requests for books and articles each day.