Shapiro Library

Navigating the Shapiro Library Building

We work to make our facilities accessible to everyone. If you have questions or would like to request support, please get in touch with us at 734-764-7490 or send us a message.

Main entrance

  • The entrances are located at the north side of the building, facing the “Diag.”
    • The northwest door (closest to the service driveway), opens automatically. 
    • The northeast door (closest to the West Hall arch) opens with a push button. 
  • Elevators in the lobby go to all floors.


  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available on Floors 1, 2, 3, and 4. These do not have automatic doors.
  • Find single-stall, all-gender restrooms on floor 4 and in the basement level.

Floor plans

Shapiro Library floor plans for the basement level and 4 floors.

Nighttime hours 

An Mcard is required for access to Shapiro from midnight until 8 am.


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919 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

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