Shapiro Design Lab

Shapiro Library
First Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Hours this week:

Sunday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday09:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The University of Michigan Library is excited to launch a new Design Lab on the First Floor of the Shapiro Library. Located at the intersections of digital scholarship and engaged learning, the Design Lab will provide students, faculty, and staff a place to incubate new projects and new ideas for the entire range of learning that happens at Michigan. The ever-evolving and iterative space will host course labs, workshops, hackathons, consultations, and more, with the goal of fostering new and innovative educational experiences. The space will be a hub for Libraries’ expertise in the entire lifecycle of a project, from idea generation to publication and preservation. In addition, it will foster new educational opportunities around critical digital literacy, building on the information literacy expertise of the Libraries. Our hope is for the Shapiro Design Lab to actively build a community at the forefront of transformative learning experiences at the University of Michigan.

We want your voice in shaping what the Shapiro Design Lab could be. Please fill out this survey or tweet at us with #shapirodesignlab. Or, if you want to talk to someone about a project, request a consultation!


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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)

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.

Bert's Café and Bert's Study Lounge are named after their benefactor, Bertram J. Askwith (LSA '31), who gave this gift to the Library to celebrate his centennial year.

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


Near the Southeast corner of the first floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

We are unable to serve walk-up requests. If you’d like a formal demo of the machine, please schedule in advance by contacting


For general questions or requests, please email For questions regarding an order already placed, please contact





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