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.

All current U-M students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars are extended full access to the Library and can check out items or use Library electronic resources wherever they work. For U-M users, the MCard is also a library card, and a Kerberos password grants access to the Library’s web catalog, Mirlyn and all electronic resources.

Each of our libraries features many individual and group study areas. The Library is dedicated to providing flexible and comfortable spaces for students to meet, work and explore. Library hours can be found at: http://www.lib.umich.edu/hours/.

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. The AAEL also includes a Visual Resources Library and a Special Collections Library. See: http://www.lib.umich.edu/aael/article.php?articleID=241 for further information about the collections. The AAEL is open 24/7 and offers ample study spaces, wireless Internet connection, photocopying and scanning capabilities, course reserves, and a whole host of other services. The Mujo Café located in the atrium of the Duderstadt Center, offers a convenient place to converse, study, and relax while enjoying a beverage or snack.

For more information about the U-M Library, contact your Art & Design Field Librarian, Annette Haines.