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One of the largest university library systems in the United States, the University of Michigan Library holds a vast collection of print volumes, electronic resources, rare books, maps, CDs, DVDs, and many other materials. It also offers technological and multimedia facilities and expertise to support the instruction, research and service activities of the university and the community. The collections and buildings are open to the general public, but a user's pass ($250/year, $125 for alums) is required to check out materials. The library's catalog is online at

Selected U-M libraries are listed below. For hours not listed, and for hours during breaks, see

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library

2281 Bonisteel [map]
(734) 647-5747

The library's engineering holdings are among the largest and richest technology collections in the country. Its art resources include a large image collection, architectural drawings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.,

Bentley Historical Library

1150 Beal [map]
(734) 764-3482

Founded in 1935, Bentley possesses a statewide collection of Michigan's history and serves as the official archives of the University of Michigan. The library holds 64,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 90,000 printed volumes, 1.5 million photographs and other visual materials, over 10,000 maps, and nearly 60 terabytes of digital content, including an extensive Civil War collection. Check website for hours.

Clements Library

909 S. University [map]
(734) 764-2347

Original resources for American history and culture from the 15th through the 19th century, including books, graphics, manuscripts, and maps. Research hours: Mon.- Wed. 9 a.m.-4:45p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-7:45p.m. Exhibit hours: Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Hatcher Graduate Library

913 South University, on the Diag [map]
(734) 764-0400

With 3.25 million titles in several hundred languages, Hatcher is the U-M's primary research collection for the humanities and social sciences. Home to the Asia Library, Papyrology Collection, Special Collections Research Center, and the Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information, and Data Services. Hatcher also hosts exhibits and events, which are free and open to the public.

Music Library

1100 Baits, 3239 Moore Bldg., 3rd Floor [map]
(734) 764-2512

One of the nation's largest music collections, the Music Library houses books, scores, periodicals, sound and video recordings, and special collections.,

Shapiro Library

919 S. University [map]
(734) 764-7490

The Shapiro Undergraduate Library (known to students as the "UGLi") offers research and technology equipment and consultation services for students, as well as books, periodicals, electronic resources, and leisure reading materials. On the second floor, the Askwith Media Library holds more than 40,000 film and television titles in a variety of formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, and 16 millimeter. (734-764-5360).

Taubman Health Sciences Library

1135 E. Catherine [map]
(734) 764-1210

One of the nation's top medical libraries features books, journals, and extensive electronic databases.,

U-M Law Library

801 Monroe, Law Quad [map]
(734) 764-9324

Over one million print and digital volumes covering Anglo-American, foreign, comparative, and international law, including reports of the American federal and state courts, the courts of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, and most European, Asian, and South American countries.

U-M Transportation Research Institute Library

2901 Baxter [map]
(734) 936-1073

Houses one of the world's most extensive collections of literature on traffic safety with over 110,000 items and 210 periodical titles.,

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