Graduate Students

Get access to materials and help from specialists, plus support for dissertation formatting, measuring your research impact, developing digital projects, and more.

Get oriented

Learn how we can help you with your coursework and at all stages of your research process.

Enroll in our orientation module — designed specifically for graduate students — and find out how to:

  • Search for articles and check out material using our website
  • Use our services and databases to freely access the full text of scholarly literature
  • Connect with library specialists for research, dissertation, and technology help

You can also watch our video introduction for an overview of especially relevant services.

Find and use materials

  1. Find Materials

    The first step to locating our resources, from scholarly articles to archival material.

  2. Access Online Resources

    Whether on campus or at home, you can use your library access. Here’s how.

  3. Student Borrowing

    Currently registered students from all three U-M campuses can borrow materials, with additional offerings for graduate students.

  4. Request Items for Pick Up or Delivery

    How to get the library materials you need — whether or not they're in our collections.

  5. Request Digital Copies or Duplication

    Get certain items scanned or digitized.

  6. Recommend a Purchase for the Collection

    Request or make recommendations for items to add to our collection.

Discover collections

See the vast array of materials we collect and maintain in all formats, from text and images to accessible research data.


Do you also teach?

See our information for instructors to discover all the ways we support your courses — including access to materials — and partner with us to integrate library instruction, design assignments, use tutorials, and more.

Study spaces

  1. Quiet Study Spaces

    Focus on getting work done in these quieter areas of the library.

  2. Collaborative Spaces

    Meet for a group project or engage with others while you study.

  3. Bookable Spaces

    Reserve a space — options include rooms, carrels, and tables — for independent or group work.