Shapiro Library

The Shapiro Undergraduate Library is a prime location to meet for a group project, find a study nook, and pull an all-night cram session — fueled with food and drink from the first-floor café.


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919 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

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Shapiro Library

  • Access by appointment only for study spaces and computing (no printing at this time)

  • Use the west entrance off the Diag, which has automatic doors

  • Mcard required for building access

  • Mask not required if you are vaccinated and have reported your vaccination status

Getting here

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


Inside Shapiro

  1. Askwith Media Library

    Askwith Media Library makes available a comprehensive collection of films and television programs for study, individual viewing, classroom screenings, and more, in a variety of formats.

  2. Bert's Café

    Refuel at this first-floor spot named after longtime library supporter Bert Askwith.

  3. Design Lab PIE Space

    Meet for a group project and get inspired in this open workspace.

  4. Design Lab Workshop

    Get creative with our 3D printers, die cutters, engraving machine, and other hands-on equipment.

  5. Knox Adaptive Technology Center

    An accessible computing site that provides specialized hardware and software, including voice recognition technology.

  6. Perlstein Editing Room

    Equipment for media post-production, game design, 3D and graphic design, and animation.

  7. Shapiro Lobby Information Services Desk

    Manage your account, get print cards, check out special equipment, and more.

  8. Sweetland Peer Writing Center

    Get writing help from fellow students in a consulting space at the library.

  9. Winberg Audio Production Room

    Professional space to produce and edit audio and record music.

Study spaces

  1. Bert's Study Lounge

    A café-like atmosphere with mixed seating, ideal for group meetings.

  2. Shapiro Basement Spaces

    Large tables and cushioned rolling chairs fill the space between book stacks.

  3. Shapiro Floor 1 Spaces

    A large open area with a variety of seating options.

  4. Shapiro Floor 2 Spaces

    More talkative study areas, especially in the evenings.

  5. Shapiro Floors 3 and 4

    These floors of Shapiro are quieter, with windowed nooks and tables among the book stacks.

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