Our Organization

Consistently ranked as one of the top academic research libraries in North America, the University of Michigan Library makes available an extraordinary array of resources and services.

We have physical locations throughout campus and offer a wealth of resources in traditional as well as digital formats, encompassing more than 8.5 million print volumes and one of the finest digital collections in the world.

Our expert staff are committed to helping patrons tap the full potential of these resources and provide a broad spectrum of assistance for research and teaching. We help students at every step in their educational career and work closely with faculty and graduate students to support their research needs.

How we work

See our mission and values and the strategic directions and objectives that guide us. 

We aspire to high levels of intercultural competence and work to foster inclusion in our work environment, spaces, services, and products. Learn more about our dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, including our diversity strategy plan.

Our organization provides avenues for employee advocacy through the Librarians’ and Staff Forums and we are committed to ongoing assessment to inform our offerings. 

View our statistical highlights for the latest collections, service, staffing, and expenditures data, as well as visitor counts.

COVID-19 reentry plans

We commit to prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and community in planning for building and space reopening. Our plans align with state and campus planning, orders, directives, best practices, and guidelines.

As reentry plans are approved, we will add links to the list below. These plans are static and represent the thinking of the library when submitted.

Buhr Building (PDF)

Fine Arts Library (PDF)

Hatcher Library (PDF)

Music Library (PDF)

Shapiro Library (PDF)

Please direct any questions about these plans to our Re-Entry Planning Team at lib-reentry-planning@umich.edu.

See Access During COVID-19 for the latest information about our spaces, resources, and services as we continually adapt during the pandemic.

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