Policies and guidelines that support our work.

  1. Ask a Librarian Guidelines

    The scope of our service, chat accessibility, and statements on privacy and acceptable behavior.

  2. Building Access Policy

    Policies and procedures supporting our commitment to maintaining a quality study and research environment, protecting the rights of users, and sustaining the integrity of collections.

  3. Collections Access Policy

    Ways to use materials from the library.

  4. Copyright Policy

    Our practices around copyright generally, as well as license information for content on the library website.

  5. Digital Preservation Policy

    Decisions and commitments for content locally hosted in the digital repository services we manage.

  6. Disaster Response and Recovery Plan for Library Collections

    Instructions for responding to a library collection disaster with specifics for the U-M Ann Arbor campus.

  7. Digital Scholarship Framework and Policy

    How we deliver digital scholarship support to faculty, staff and students, and what we can mutually expect from our working relationship.

  8. Gifts of Books and Other Materials

    Our practices around accepting unsolicited gifts and other options for donating.

  9. Library Privacy Statement

    We may collect information about your library use to improve services and to integrate with broader university teaching and learning initiatives.

  10. Remediation of Harmful Language in Library Metadata

    We stand against marginalization, oppression, and bias in its many forms. One way we look to combat this is by addressing exclusionary descriptive collection metadata.

  11. Retention and Withdrawals Policy

    Principles and procedures relating to decisions to retain or to withdraw materials currently held in our collections.

  12. Statement on Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources

    Our licensed electronic resources made available for research, instruction, and related activities of current University of Michigan faculty, staff, students and other authorized users.

  13. Takedown Policy for Addressing Copyright Concerns

    How to contact us with question or concerns about rights around the use of specific works.

  14. Takedown Policy for Sensitive Information in U-M Digital Collections

    How we approach sensitive or private information in our digital collections.