Clark Commons

The Clark Commons offers individual and collaborative study areas, plus spaces to consult with library experts by appointment.


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Third Floor

Shapiro Library

919 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

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Clark Commons

  • When open 24 hours, an MCard is required for access from midnight to 8am

  • Located in Shapiro Library on Central Campus

Getting here

Clark Commons is located in Shapiro Library on floor 3.

Learn how to navigate Shapiro Library by viewing its floor plans, physical accessibility information, and more.



Attend workshops and consult with library experts to discuss your research needs. Learn more about the services available in Clark Commons and how to get in touch for help:

About the donor

Learn about Stephen Clark, whose gift made the Clark Commons possible. 

Inside Clark Commons

  1. Clark Commons Collaborative Spaces

    Gather here to collaborate, interact, co-work or focus.

  2. Shapiro Bookable Study Rooms

    These rooms on the second and third floors have adjustable tables, rolling chairs, and whiteboards.

  3. Shapiro Gallery

    A multipurpose space available to support short-term exhibits and student engagement initiatives.

  4. Shapiro Reading Room

    This modern take on a classic library icon invites focused study and work in a silent environment.

  5. Soundproof Booths

    First come first served booths for sound privacy.