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Library Research Guides

Art, Architecture and Engineering Library Orientation

Information to help students navigate the library and related resources, specifically focused on AAEL & the Duderstadt Center.

Basic Info

The Duderstadt Center is open 24 hours during fall, winter, and spring semesters! It's open 7 am - midnight during the summer term. You will need your MCard to enter after midnight when it is open for 24 hours.

The James and Anne Duderstadt Center (often referred to as "the Dude") was built in 1996. It was originally known as the Media Union until it was renamed in 2003 after James Duderstadt, former President of the University of Michigan, and his wife. The Dude is host to a variety of resources, including the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library, CAEN Hotline, Video & Audio studios, and GroundWorks Media Lab, among others. Mujo, the coffee shop, is also a popular destination for students, and the Dude is directly connected to the Chrysler Center and Pierpont Commons.

North Campus buildings

Duderstadt Center links