Library buildings are open to the campus community this fall. Visitors can expect:

  • In-person and remote services.
  • Open and by-reservation study spaces.
  • A fully circulating collection, with pickup at multiple locations and delivery to campus addresses.

There may be some constraints as library staff navigate the ongoing pandemic. Check the U-M Library website for the latest information about building hours and access to services and collections.

Building access and hours

All buildings are open to the campus community. Hours may vary from building to building. Mcards are required for entry during evening and weekend hours, where available.

Masks are required inside all campus buildings. Bert’s Café in the Shapiro Library and Mujo Café in the Duderstadt Center opens at 8:30 a.m. Throughout fall term, most events and exhibits will remain online.

Borrowing and requesting

Use of HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service ended Aug. 23. Users can now borrow all books in the library’s circulating collection and will no longer be able to access the full text of copyright-protected books in HathiTrust.

Library staff members expanded the contactless pickup service launched last year and have resumed delivery to campus departments for faculty, graduate students, staff and undergraduates registered with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

All pickup and delivery options are listed when users log in to their library account and click “Get this” in the item record. Users can request access to library-use-only materials in designated library spaces, as indicated in the item’s catalog record. 

Remote services

The library will continue to offer remote options for services where possible, even as onsite and in-person services resume.

For research help or answers to your questions about library services, use the Ask a Librarian service.