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Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL) Orientation

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

How to Access Library Resources Online

You can access most of U-M Library resources online. Meaning that you can be anywhere in the world and, as long as you have your uniqname and password, you can access all of the resources of this guide! 

Information Technology Services (ITS) at U-M suggests using Virtual Sites, if you are having problems connecting to Library or U-M resources. A "Virtual Site" is a remotely accessible computer that you connect to, which allows you to participate as if you are on campus. All current students, faculty and staff can use this free service. More info on how to download the software needed for Virtual Sites. You may also want to consider using U-M's VPN

If you're having problems accessing library resources, contact your engineering librarian or the Ask a Librarian Service (chat widget embedded into the bottom right corner of this guide). If you're having other access problems, you can contact the ITS Service Center

Using eBooks at U-M Library


The U-M Library has access to thousands of ebooks available to read online from anywhere in the world. This Finding and Using Electronic Books library guide explains how to access them and what collections we have.

To find engineering ebooks, use the Finding Books tab on the Engineering library guide