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Guide to the U-M Library for New Graduate Students

Quick and easy need-to-know information when you're a grad student. Includes insider tips from university librarians and staff to help provide you with a unique pool of information and resources.

Why would I want to go to a library?


U of M grad students are very lucky 


because we have a great system here called which will deliver books to your campus mailbox, department, or pick-up location!  We'll even scan in journal articles and book chapters for items we own here, and send you those electronically.

Have more questions about document delivery? Visit the FAQ.


You don't really need to come to the libraries at all (except to return books).  So, why go to a library?

  • Get inspired: Surround yourself with books written by the great minds of all time!  UM has one of the largest collections of any library in the country.
  • Get away from your department:  You can study at any of our libraries. We've heard that medical students love the quiet reading room at Hatcher Graduate Library.
  • Get help:  We have subject specialist librarians & department liaison librarians who want to help you with your research, process your purchase suggestions, and get to know you.  You can always call or email, but wouldn't you like to chat in person?

Did you Know?

Is there a book or other item that you think the library should own? You can recommend books, journals, databases, microfilm, videos, and more.

Use this form to submit a request.

Libraries on campus

U-M has many libraries and collections.  Here's a quick list of the main locations of interest to graduate students.


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Hatcher Graduate Library

913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

Reference:  734-764-9373
Circulation:  734-764-0401


Libraries in Hatcher

Asia Library
Clark Library
Papyrology Collection
Special Collections Research Center






Taubman Health Sciences Library

The Taubman Health Sciences Library building closed on Dec. 23, 2013.  It will re-open in 2015.   Our services are still available and we remain prepared to help with all of your research and information needs.

How to Access Resources During the Renovation

All calls: 734-764-1210









AAEL: Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library

Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2094

All calls:  734-647-5747