Shapiro Library

The Shapiro Undergraduate Library is a prime location to meet for a group project, find a study nook, or pull a cram session — fueled with food and drink from the first-floor café.


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919 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

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Shapiro Library

Getting here

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


Inside Shapiro

  1. Askwith Media Library

    Askwith Media Library makes available a comprehensive collection of films and television programs for study, individual viewing, classroom screenings, and more, in a variety of formats.

  2. Bert's Café

    Refuel at this first-floor spot named after longtime library supporter Bert Askwith.

  3. Clark Commons

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

  4. Computer and Video Game Archive

    The Computer and Video Game Archive (CVGA) acquires, maintains, and makes available an extensive collection of video games, consoles, board games, and more, from the 1970s to today.

  5. Design Lab PIE Space

    Meet for a group project and get inspired in this open workspace.

  6. Design Lab Workshop

    Get creative with our 3D printers, die cutters, engraving machine, and other hands-on equipment.

  7. Knox Adaptive Technology Center

    An accessible computing site that provides specialized hardware and software, including voice recognition technology.

  8. Perlstein Editing Room

    Equipment for audio and video production and post-production, game design, 3D and graphic design, data visualization, animation, and more.

  9. Shapiro Lobby Information Services Desk

    Check out materials and special equipment, pick up requests, and more.

  10. Sweetland Peer Writing Center

    Get writing help from fellow students in a consulting space at the library.

  11. Video Production Room

    Space to make high quality videos with smartphones, tablets, or professional video cameras.

  12. Winberg Audio Production Room

    Professional space to produce and edit audio and record music.

Study spaces

  1. Bert's Study Lounge

    A café-like atmosphere with mixed seating, ideal for group meetings.

  2. Shapiro Bookable Study Rooms

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

  3. Shapiro Basement Spaces

    Movable tables and chairs in an open space.

  4. Shapiro Floor 1 Spaces

    A large open area with a variety of seating options and tables. This is a Collaborative Zone.

  5. Shapiro Floor 2 Spaces

    More talkative study areas, especially in the evenings.

  6. Shapiro Floor 4

    This floor of Shapiro is quieter, with windowed nooks and tables among the book stacks.