Library Web Systems

Library Web Systems develops and maintains the web applications that make the University Library's web site work. Our main projects include:

  • Drupal content management system for the library, Michigan Publishing, and other library projects
  • ArticlesPlus, our article discovery tool (based on the Summon API) and the open-source Article Discovery Drupal module that powers it.
  • Search Tools (find databases, journals, and articles)
  • MLibrary Labs, the libraries' experimental web tools
  • High Level Browse Database -- mapping of Library of Congress call numbers and browse categories. Downloadable as XML.
  • Library Outages list -- what journals, databases, and library tools are known to be experiencing problems.
  • We administer the library's proxy server (EZProxy) and the Proxy Server Bookmarklet for web browsers and iPhones/iPads.
  • Ongoing maintenance of Library-developed web resources
  • Development of new database driven web projects
  • Development of guidelines and policies for the Library's web developers (staff only)

Our Staff

Web Systems staff members:


To contact Web Systems or to report a problem with the library web site, send email to

Page maintained by Ken Varnum
Last modified: 09/09/2015