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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.

Contact a Librarian

For research help, contact a Subject Librarian. The librarians at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library are available to help with research in these subject areas:

Art & Design
Jamie Vander Broek, jlausch@umich.edu

Architecture and Urban Planning
Rebecca Price, rpw@umich.edu

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Computer and Video Game Archive
Dave Carter, superman@umich.edu

Aerospace, Civil and Environmental, Electrical, and Industrial and Operations Engineering
Paul Grochowski, grocho@umich.edu

Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, ISD, and UMTRI
Joanna Thielen, jethiele@umich.edu

Chemical and Materials Science Engineering, Naval Engineering and Marine Architecture
Leena Lalwani, llalwani@umich.edu

Climate and Space Sciences, Computer Science Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Jamie Niehof, jniehof@umich.edu

Welcome to the University of Michigan Library!

This guide will help you become more familiar with the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (AAEL), and resources that you can access through the UM Library.

Use the following tabs to learn more about your library:

  • About AAEL - basic information about the library and links to our important resources
  • Library Research Tips
  • Useful Library Services
  • How to Access Library Resources Online
  • Video Tutorials on Library Services

second floor engineering library with chairs and students

View of the AAEL from the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center—check-out desk on the right, and open study spaces.

How to Get Help

Each U-M department has a librarian that works with them. See the Contact a Librarian box on the left to find the librarians for Art, Architecture, and Engineering Departments. You can email them or schedule a virtual appointment with them. To find librarians for other subjects, see the Find a Specialist page at the U-M Library website.

You can also get help through the Ask a Librarian service. Ask a Librarian is available on evenings and weekends, too! You can contact a librarian via email, phone, text or chat. The chat widget is embedded into the lower right corner of this guide.

screenshot of the ask a librarian page on the main library site

This service is great to use when you have a quick question (What are AAEL's hours tomorrow?), especially during the evenings or weekends.

Links to Other Resources