The Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL) located in the Duderstadt Center serves the School of Art & Design, the College of Engineering, the College of Architecture and Urban Planning and many other units across the University of Michigan. Works relating to most aspects of the field of contemporary fine and studio art are available in this library.
A valid MCard is required to check out materials. Faculty have a loan period of 8 weeks with 6 renewals for regularly circulating materials. Loan periods for other materials may vary:
Library-to-Library Delivery – Use this service to have books from other libraries delivered to the campus library of your choice. Delivery requests can be made through Mirlyn: Log in, search for the book, click on “What Libraries Have” holdings link, then click on the “Get This” link.
Interlibrary Loan – When books and articles are not available at the UM Library, you may request copies through Interlibrary Loan. To Place a request go to: http://ill.lib.umich.edu .
7-Fast – 7-Fast offers delivery of books and articles to all faculty, graduate students and proxies for free. They also deliver UM materials to undergraduates and staff, online and on campus for $3.75 per request. For more information and to use the service, go to: http://www.lib.umich.edu/7fast/ .
The Art & Design Field Librarian, Annette Haines, serves the students, faculty, and staff in the School of Art & Design. See her for help with any informational need. Her office is located in the Art & Architecture Building in the Smucker-Wagstaff Academic Programs area. She is available for drop-in visits or you may make an appointment by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed here are the main online resources that you will need to get started in your research.
Art & Design Library Guide - Guide to the basic art and design resources at the University of Michigan.
Mirlyn, the online UM Library Catalog, provides location, call number, and availability information for materials owned by the UM Libraries. Items may be renewed, recalled, or requested for delivery via Mirlyn.
Search Tools – Search Tools is a gateway to all of the electronic resources available to University of Michigan faculty and students. Use Search Tools to find individual journal articles in many subject areas.
AAEL Website – For a selected list of online resources specific to art & design see the AAEL website. You will also find quick access to the most frequently used databases, a complete list of services, and guides geared toward specific research areas.
The University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor is one the largest university library systems in the United States. The Library system is made up of 19 libraries in 11 buildings, which, taken together, hold over 8 million volumes. The University of Michigan Library has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of any academic research library in the world. The Library not only collects books and periodicals, but also provides access to thousands of electronic journals, news sources, and databases. In addition, the Library as superb collections of maps, films, rare books, artists’ books, comic books and other treasures.
The UM Library provides a wealth of resources to aid students and scholars in the School of Art & Design.