Wondering what you can do through the library? Start here.

September 28, 2021

To get a broad overview of our services, we recommend starting with our “Information for” pages, where we’ve tailored information for specific groups, such as international students, instructors, and clinical providers.  

We’ve also added some tips below. If you’re still not finding what you need, contact us for help at Ask a Librarian.

Find a space to work

We have a variety of study spaces at library locations across campus.

Some spaces or hours might be limited as we continue to navigate the pandemic. 

If you can’t find the right space at the right time, try these other Ann Arbor campus study spaces as well as those offered at the University Unions.

Need a break? Check out our cafés and rooms for wellbeing.

Not sure when we’re open? Browse our hours by location. Mcards are required for access after 5pm and on the weekends.

Get research help

We offer onsite and remote options to help you with your research, including:

  • Consultations with a specialist in your subject area 
  • Help narrowing your topic and finding materials
  • How to access archives and other collection materials
  • Dissertation formatting and citation management resources
  • Funding and grant opportunities
  • Finding, using, organizing, mapping, and preserving your data 
  • Support for building your research profile 
  • Guidance for sharing and preserving your scholarly work

See Help with Research for more offerings and information. 

You can also get started at Ask a Librarian.

Level up your skills

Want to take a workshop, earn a certificate, or learn how to use special equipment or software?

Our creation and learning spaces are a great place to start creating and designing.

We also offer a variety of drop-in and by-reservation workshops, and courses for university credit. See Library Workshops and Credit Courses.

Access and borrow items

From streaming films and DVDs to music scores and audio recordings, books and audiobooks, newspapers, maps, databases, and archival primary resources, there’s a lot you can access, whether you’re onsite or online.

Learn more at Find, Borrow, and Request

Did you know you can also borrow bike pumps and device adapters

Check out library events

Our events, which are always free and open to the public, include author and artist talks, bookmaking workshops, manuscript exhibits, and more.

Browse upcoming events, or sign up to receive our library events email.

Browse jobs and opportunities

Positions include student fellowships, internships, part-time work, and more.

See what jobs are available

Sign up for a library newsletter

To receive emails about our offerings and services, subscribe to one of our library newsletters.

U-M Librarian Alexandra Rivera talks with students at a library event.


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