Last update: March 30, 2020
Please check this page often, as we continue to add and modify information.
University of Michigan classes will not meet in person through the end of the winter semester, and all commencement activities are canceled. All spring and summer courses will be conducted remotely.
Keep Reading and Researching
University of Michigan affiliates (faculty, staff, and students) can access our online resources from anywhere.
To take advantage of library resources, start your search on our website or in Library Search.
HathiTrust is offering Emergency Temporary Access Service to its digital copies of works in the U-M Library’s collection (U-M affiliates only).
Physical items are not available, and requests for holds are not being processed. If you find a book you need in our catalog and it isn't available electronically, send a request to our Document Delivery team; they'll do their best to track down an electronic version and make it available to you.
- Ask a Librarian: Get free help with library and research-related questions from U-M Library reference staff.
- Subject Specialists: Make a remote appointment with an expert in your field of study to discuss your project and receive customized research support, advice, and resources.
No fines are being assessed for late returns because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Books do not need to be returned by their due date.
- You can renew your items online by logging into your library account. If you can't renew online, or are having trouble renewing, contact email@example.com for help.
- We've renewed all interlibrary loan material on your behalf through May 4, 2020.
- If you need to return items now, the Shapiro Library book return is open and accessible from the driveway between the Hatcher and Shapiro libraries (the Hatcher book return is closed). Book returns to all libraries have been consolidated to this single location. Materials will be checked in when library buildings reopen.
- If you've left campus, you can mail items back to the library. Please wait until library buildings are open again, and mail to: University of Michigan Library, 913 South University Avenue, Room 104, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
Major publishers are offering free temporary online access to textbooks. Search for yours:
- VitalSource offers textbooks from more than 100 publishers (registration required)
- RedShelf offers textbooks from more than two dozen publishers (registration required)
Most library services are available remotely, and they're not limited to what's listed here.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a remote consultation.
- Access to physical course reserve items is suspended.
- We're working to provide online access to as many physical reserve items as possible.
- All public events in the library, including the Hatcher Gallery and Clark Library, have been postponed or canceled through the end of April.
- Course-integrated instruction and workshop sessions are available remotely.
We're available via email at email@example.com.
You can still request items.
If you can't find what you need in our catalog, submit an interlibrary loan request and we'll do our best to find an electronic version for you.
Delivery of physical materials is suspended.
If you're a local patron, we'll attempt to fill your request with an electronic resource. If we can't, the item will be put on hold for you at a circulation desk indefinitely.
Requests from other institutions are being filled with electronic resources as possible. We're not shipping physical material.
We scan health sciences material as required for urgent patient needs; all other scans are on hold.
All loan terms are extended; we will not recall material or block you from library service..
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with a wide variety of remote Papyrology Collection services.
- Email email@example.com to schedule a remote consultation.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a remote consultation.
- Email email@example.com for remote assistance.
University Updates About COVID-19
The University of Michigan is maintaining a 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 page to address the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation.