- Mirlyn: Library Catalog - Search the UM catalog to find book and journal titles
- Electronic Journals & Newspapers - a list of the various journals and newspapers that UM has electronic access to
- Search Tools - Databases - access point for all the databases UM subscribes to
- Search Tools - Science Databases - a more specific list of databases that pertain to scientific research
- Deep Blue - UM institutional repository, a database of research done by UM students and faculty
- Guides & Tutorials - Biological Station - a tutorial for the Biological Station Library as well as links to resources commonly used by researchers at UMBS
Current Page Path
The Biological Station Library has a collection of over 10,000 volumes and serves the students, faculty, and researchers who come here to utilize the facilities of the University of Michigan Biological Station. The Library also has access to all the electronic resources available through University of Michigan Library system.
Floor Plans of the Biological Station Library
- Librarian's desk
- Current Unbound Periodicals
- Book/Journal Stacks (Dewey Decimal collection continued)
- Atlas, Oversize, & Reference Collections
- Map Cabinets
- Computer Access Stations
- Course Reserve Tables
- Reprint Files
- Cage (secured cabinet for Special Collections)
- Microfiche Readers
The annex of the library contains most of the items classified with Dewey classification numbers. (This means that the call number begins with a number instead of a letter). This room also contains the oldest part of the collection of the library, with titles going back to the 1800s.
- Laptop with internet access
- New Books shelves
- Book/journal stacks (Dewey Decimal collection)
The second floor houses all the books, aside from the reference collection, that are categorized with LC call numbers. (This means that the call numbers begin with letters as opposed to numbers). This area contains most of the newer books of the collection.
- Book/journal stacks (Library of Congress [LC])
- Seating for private study
- Mac with Mirlyn access
Tables, chairs, and study carrels are provided throughout the 4th floor for quiet study.
Tables and chairs are provided throughout the 3rd floor for individual and group study.
The seating area toward the south end of the floor (facing South University) may be less noisy than the tables near the computer islands and copiers.
This area receives and processes new books and journals, prepares current print journal issues for binding, and handles shelf-ready books for the Shapiro Libraries. This location no longer serves as a circulation point; materials may be checked out at the circulation desk on the first floor of Shapiro or across the connector in Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
The Science Library has four flatbed scanners available for use (one on the large computer island and three on the small). All are used in conjunction with PCs and have top-loading capabilities. Capture Perfect software is available on the PC associated with the largest of the three scanners and may be used to convert scanned files to PDF format; color scanning is also available. Instructions [PDF] are located next to the scanner.
In addition, the three MCard photocopiers have the capacity to scan documents - please see the next stop on the tour.
Priority use is for scanning items from our collections, especially articles from print journals which may not leave the Science Library. For additional scanning needs, visit the Tech Deck at the Undergraduate Library or the Knowledge Navigation Center at the Graduate Library.
Consult with our Reference Staff if you need to:
- Find information sources (print or electronic) for a paper or research topic.
- Discover which databases are most relevant to your project and learn how to search them.
- Get troubleshooting help with electronic resources.
- Get a quick answer to a science question in person or by phone (1-734-936-2327).
The Reference Desk is not a circulation desk. All books and other library materials must be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Shapiro Building or at the West Hall Connector. Materials may also be taken across the Hatcher-Shapiro Connector and checked out on the first floor of Hatcher Graduate Library.
Current Reference Desk Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am to 5pm.
See Shapiro Library hours for up-to-date hours information.
The campus phone (located in the southwest corner of the 3rd floor near the Master's Theses Collection, a drinking fountain, and the corner stairwell) allows free calls to locations on the University's Ann Arbor campus. Off-campus calls may be placed using a calling card.
Another campus phone is available on the 4th floor in the same relative location; it is opposite the bookshelf holding call numbers QE 500 .A52 to QE 620.
In the northeast and northwest corners of the 3rd floor are the offices of Shapiro Science Library staff. Office hours are by appointment only; please contact the appropriate subject librarian. For immediate assistance please inquire at the Undergraduate Library reference desk on the first floor of the Shapiro Library.