• Book Purchase Request Form - Submit a request for titles not currently owned by Library that would be beneficial to Biological Station research
  • Interlibrary Loan - Request a title not available here from UM Library ILL department
  • Library Instruction - A description of the various instructional services available to those living at UMBS
  • Library Outages- Information about database and service outages as well as a form to report outages experienced
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Floor Plans

Floor Plans of the Biological Station Library

First Floor

  • 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.

  • Photocopier
  • Laptop with internet access
  • New Books shelves
  • Book/journal stacks (Dewey Decimal collection)

Second Floor

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
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Science Library Sitemap

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Reference Services

Walk-In Reference

The Shapiro Science Library no longer staffs a walk-in reference desk of its own. For in-person assistance with science reference questions, ask at the Undergraduate Library reference desk on the first floor of Shapiro Library or at the Graduate Library reference desk on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library, or contact the appropriate science librarian for an appointment. Help is also available via phone, email, and instant messaging through the Ask A Librarian reference service.

Research Consultations

We offer research consultations for individuals or small groups by appointment. Consultations can be anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the question. To set up an appointment, email with a brief description of your research topic and scheduling requirements, or contact directly the Science Librarian whose subject area most closely matches your topic.

Science Print Reference Collection

Our more heavily used reference volumes have now moved to the reference shelves on the first floor of Shapiro Library, near the Undergraduate Library reference desk. The remaining print reference materials have been integrated into the bound journals collection on third floor, or in some cases into the circulating collection on the fourth floor. Check Mirlyn if you're looking for a science reference book that's not where you think it should be.

Reference Resources:

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Contact Information


Shapiro Library circulation desk: 1-734-764-7490


Science Library fax: 1-734-763-9813


Shapiro Library Building: 3rd and 4th Floors

Campus Map

3rd Floor Map

4th Floor Map


3039 Shapiro Library
919 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

Email: For research questions, please contact the appropriate subject librarian. General inquiries about the science library may be sent to Other questions and comments should be sent to the Ask A Librarian email reference service.

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