Undergraduate Students

Find and use materials, get help with your papers and projects from specialists, and scout the perfect place to study.

We're here to help

Contact our Ask a Librarian service for help locating library resources and finding support at any stage of a project.

We also have specialists representing a wide range of subjects and expertise, including a librarian for every major!

You can also check out our drop-in workshops covering topics from citing sources to photo editing, or enroll in a library course for credit.

Transferring to U-M from another institution? Take a look at our information for transfer students for support getting acclimated.

Find and use materials

  1. Find Materials

    The first step to locating our resources, from scholarly articles to archival material.

  2. Access Online Resources

    Whether on campus or at home, you can use your library access. Here’s how.

  3. Student Borrowing

    Currently registered students from all three U-M campuses can borrow materials, with additional offerings for graduate students.

  4. Request Items for Pick Up or Delivery

    How to get the library materials you need — whether or not they're in our collections.

Paper and project support

  1. Creation and Learning Spaces

    Work on digital projects, get help from a peer tutor, and design and produce models, art, music, and more in our labs and studios.

  2. Create and Design

    Whether you’re starting a podcast, creating a research poster, or making a website, we’ll help you think through your project — with access to tools that’ll help you organize, design, and present your work.

  3. Citation Management

    Keep track of your sources and how to cite them.

  4. Digital Scholarship

    Get resources and support to help you plan, produce, and preserve your digital scholarship.

  5. Student Consultants

    Get help with library research, student-led events or exhibits, and more by working with a peer information consultant.

  6. Find Resources with Research Guides

    Use our curated research guides to find in-depth resources by topic, course, or speciality.

Opportunities with the library

  1. Student Engagement Program

    Take the lead on projects or promotional and programmatic efforts at the library by becoming a paid student fellow or ambassador.

  2. Undergraduate Research Awards

    Recognizing excellence in undergraduate research.

  3. Jobs for Students

    Browse our paying positions currently open to students.

Not sure where to start your research?

Learn about the essentials of library research and check out our top ten databases for undergraduates.

Study spaces

  1. Quiet Study Spaces

    Focus on getting work done in these quieter areas of the library.

  2. Collaborative Spaces

    Meet for a group project or engage with others while you study.

  3. Bookable Spaces

    Reserve a space — options include rooms, carrels, and tables — for independent or group work.

  4. Computing and Technology

    Access our computers, get signed on, locate library printers and copiers, and more.