Computer and Video Game Archive

The Computer and Video Game Archive (CVGA) acquires, maintains, and makes available an extensive collection of video games, consoles, board games, and more, from the 1970s to today.


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Fourth Floor, Room 4041

Shapiro Library

919 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

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Computer and Video Game Archive

  • Make a reservation to visit the archive and play games at one of our game stations

  • Walk-in use may be available if stations are not reserved

  • Guests not affiliated with the university need prior approval before visiting. Send your reservation request to with at least 24 hours notice

  • Located in Shapiro Library on Central Campus

Getting here

The CVGA is located in Shapiro Library on floor 4.

Learn how to navigate Shapiro Library by viewing its floor plans, physical accessibility information, and more.

Get help

Contact us at with questions or to schedule a consultation.

Using our materials

We are an interactive archive. Explore available games and gaming systems online, then reserve time on a game station based on which game system you want to play.  

Learn more about using the archive and our computer and video game collection.

Visit our blog

  1. Eaten by a Grue

Support the archive

We accept donations of games, equipment, game books and related ephemera.

Contact us with a list of materials at and we'll be in touch. We also have items on the library's wish list.