Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Shapiro Library
919 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
(734) 764-7490 (p)

Hours this week:

Sunday10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours

Getting Started

Do you have a paper or project due soon? These tools will help you get started with your research.

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Shapiro Science Library

Shapiro Library
919 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
(734) 764-7490 (p)

Hours this week:

Sunday10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours

The Shapiro Science Library provides services and resources to support research, teaching, and scientific inquiry in the fields of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Resources and Environment, Physics and Statistics.

We are located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Shapiro Library Building, which also houses the Shapiro Undergraduate Library and the Askwith Media Library.

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Askwith Media Library

Shapiro Library
919 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
(734) 764-5360 (p)
(734) 764-7087 (f)

Hours this week:

Sunday10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The Askwith Media Library is your campus source for movies and TV shows. Visit us to find the perfect movie for your research, class project, or entertainment.

Named in honor of a gift to the library from U-M alum Bertram J. Askwith, the library maintains a collection of more than 35,000 titles including feature films, documentaries, animated films, and educational programs in a variety of formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, and 16 millimeter films.

Visit the library to consult with staff or use the in-house viewing stations, or check out our collection ahead of time:

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Bert's Café and Study Lounge

Shapiro Library
919 South University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
Cafe 734-647-6237 (p)

Hours this week:

Tuesday08:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday08:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday08:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bert's Café is the perfect place to study, converse with friends, conduct meetings, or simply relax with a cup of hot coffee or a tasty treat. The location in the foyer of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library allows for ease of access to coffee, snacks, or meals while studying in the library. See the University Unions page for café hours and menu. Seating in the cafe and lounge area is open during the hours of the library building.
Bert’s Study Lounge, located in the Shapiro Library Lobby, is an inviting space intended to support collaborative and peer learning. Users can engage with technology to accomplish their academic goals as well as see how others have used these resources in a creative, informal and fluid learning atmosphere that combines expertise, technology, and resources.
Bert's Café and Study Lounge are named after their benefactor, Bertram J. Askwith (LSA '31), who gave this gift to the Library to celebrate his centennial year. The bird motif featured on the walls reflects John James Audubon's Birds of America.
Questions or Comments?  Send us email.
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Michigan Publishing

Michigan Publishing provides academic publishing services that are responsive to the needs of scholars, and that foster a sustainable economic model for academic publishing.

We also educate and advise the U-M community on copyright and publishing matters, and we advocate for the broadest possible access to scholarly communication everywhere.

For more information about our publications and services, please see



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Copyright at the University of Michigan

Shapiro Library, Room 4190
919 South University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-764-9602 (p)
Copyright is complicated – we try to make it easier. The Copyright Office at the University of Michigan Library offers scholars, researchers, staff, and students clear and straightforward information about copyright. We are available to answer your questions by email and appointment. Give us a call for a presentation for your class, department, or program on any aspect of copyright that affects you.

The information presented here is intended for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have specific legal questions pertaining to the University of Michigan, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.  If you believe your copyright has been infringed on a web site hosted by the university, please contact our DMCA agent.






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Espresso Book Machine

What is It?

The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is an integrated, automated book-making machine that prints, binds, and trims—on demand—high quality paperback books with 4-color covers. The EBM can print, bind, and trim a 300 page book from a digital file in about 7 minutes.

Why Do We Have One?

The University of Michigan Library believes that high-quality, cost-effective print is an important part of the digital future. The EBM helps make it possible to connect our users with the information they need, when they need it, and in the form they desire. Some of the time, an electronic book—that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and quickly searched—is exactly what is needed. At other times, the ideal form of the book is a bound copy that helps with sustained reading, that serves as a physical reminder of a reading experience, or that can easily be passed from one person to another.

What Can We Do With It?

Services we provide include:

  • affordable reprints of out-of-copyright books from the Library’s collection or other repositories such as the Internet Archive
  • small print runs of class output in book form, such as anthologies of creative writing
  • printed copies of proceedings of University conferences and events
  • self-publishing projects


Near the Southeast corner of the first floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, next to the Tech Deck.

Hours of Operation:

M – F 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please be aware that there may be occasions when the machine is down for maintenance or is having technical difficulties, or an operator is unavailable.

If you’d like a formal demo of the machine, please schedule in advance by contacting


EBM phone number: (734) 647-2610

For general questions or requests, please call the number above, or email For questions regarding an order already placed, please contact





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