Digital Collections

Discover digitized images, texts, and more from libraries and museums across campus and the region. You can use the collections for teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

Find collections

Search for digital collections in our A-Z list.

Once there, you can filter by format to image collections, text collections, bibliographic collections, or archival finding aids.

In addition, we have several Michigan-based digitized newspapers — including the Michigan Daily, Michigan Citizen, and Detroit Jewish News — and the Middle English Compendium.

Have feedback on any of our existing digital collections? Contact us at

Start a digital collection

If you’re interested in having materials (already digitized or not) hosted in a digital collection, contact us at

Please provide a basic overview of your project when you get in touch. We’ll schedule a consultation to discuss potential options and support we can offer. 

About our service

Our digital collections preserve and provide access to our partners’ collected and curated physical materials.

We work in our own library — namely with Asia Library, Clark Library, and the Special Collections Research Center — and with campus partners such as Bentley Historical Library, William L. Clements Library, and university museums to build digital collections. We also collaborate with other U-M units interested in digitizing and hosting their materials in a digital collection. Read our blog — The Digital Collections Files — to learn more about what we do in the digital collections service.

Access to certain statistics about our digital collections is public in our usage and size statistics

Note our take-down policy for sensitive information in our digital collections and our library’s digital preservation policy.

Black background with blue x-rays of five coiled up reptiles

Oscaecilia / Ochrocephala from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Reptiles and Amphibians Radiographs.