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June 22, 2021

Last updated: August 2, 2021

As we move toward an in-person fall semester, we'll be expanding access to library services and buildings and rolling back some of our temporary pandemic-related restrictions and activities. Check back often for the latest updates.

Key updates

  • The Fine Arts Library and Music Library are now open to Mcard holders. 
  • The Taubman Health Sciences Library is now open to Mcard holders. 
  • The Hatcher Library's north information services desk is now open.
  • If you have an Mcard, you can make an appointment to browse the Hatcher stacks.


Our use of HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service will end effective August 23. After that, you'll be able to borrow all of the books in our circulating collection, and you will no longer be able to access the full text of copyright protected books in HathiTrust.

Cafés will reopen starting with JavaBlu in the Taubman Health Sciences Library on August 9 at 7am. Bert's Café in the Shapiro Library and Mujo Café in the Duderstadt Center will follow on September 7 at 8:30am.


We'll be expanding hours and access to our buildings throughout the summer months. 

You can always find current information about all of our locations and hours on our website

Hatcher Library

The Hatcher North information desk off the Diag is now open Monday–Friday, 9am to 5pm. Mcard users can make or confirm appointments to browse the stacks. Members of the public can also access the desk to get general library information services about services, resources, collections, and referrals.

The accessible Hatcher South entrance will continue to be open Monday–Friday 9am to 5pm to Mcard holders who have made appointments in advance.

Taubman Health Sciences Library 

Now open to Mcard holders. Hours Monday–Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Fine Arts Library 

Now open to Mcard holders. Hours Monday–Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Music Library 

Now open to Mcard holders. Hours Monday–Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Shapiro Library

Current hours for Mcard holders expand at the start of fall semester (Monday, August 30):

  • Monday–Thursday: 9am to midnight
  • Friday: 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am to midnight

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library

Currently open only for contactless pickup. Opens to Mcard holders on Monday, August 23 with existing Duderstadt Center hours

Hours expand for the start of fall semester (Monday, August 30):

  • Monday–Friday: 9am to 10pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 10pm
  • Sunday: noon to 6pm


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