Scene from the CVGA 5th Anniversary Party & Smash Tournament

CVGA 5th Anniversary Party & Smash Tournament image taken by Dave Carter

Computer & Video Game Archive

Duderstadt Center, Room B474
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094
(734) 763-6533 (p)
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Located in the lower level of the Duderstadt Center

Special note during COVID-19 outbreak: The CVGA physical collection is currently closed. Please feel free to reach out to us via email at with questions or requests for a remote consultation. We won't be answering our phone or answering voicemails via phone at this time.

Before visiting, please make note of the hours of operation above, and also the CVGA Events Calendar, as the CVGA may be unavailable to the public if reserved for a class or other special event.

The Computer and Video Game Archive in the lower level (basement) of the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library collects materials relating to games for the purpose of academic inquiry, including but not limited to:

  • programming and technology
  • artistic and literary expression
  • social and cultural impact
  • instruction and education

Visitors to the archive can use and play a wide variety of games from the 1970s to the present. Use Library Catalog Search to see what video games are available.

Please visit our Video Game Studies Guide for more about studying games at the University of Michigan.

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Last modified: 03/26/2020