The heart of any library is the content it provides, and the University of Michigan Library has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of any academic research library. Our collections have been amassed over more than 150 years to provide vast resources that support the scholarly enterprise.
The Library’s primary commitment in building collections is to meet the research and instructional needs of University of Michigan faculty and students. In doing so, the breadth and depth of subject, date, and language coverage makes the Library’s collection an international resource in support of virtually all fields of scholarly endeavor.
Print collections number over 8.5 million volumes, covering thousands of years of civilization, from papyri to reports of the latest advances in science and medicine. In addition to the impressive array of print resources, the University Library's premier digital library creates and makes available text, image, and other online collections to scholars and readers around the globe. These carefully curated digital resources complement and extend the traditional holdings of the Library.
With vast circulating print collections, priceless rare books and manuscripts, tens of thousands of commercially licensed online journals and reference works, and hundreds of thousands of digital books and images, the University Library is truly a repository for the human record.
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