Undergraduate Library Collection

The Shapiro Undergraduate Library collection serves the course-related and extracurricular information needs of U-M undergraduate students. This collection encourages students to explore new ideas, gain research skills, and become lifelong learners.

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  • books about the theory and practice of archaeology

    Undergraduate Library (UGL) Collection

    Location: basement & 2nd floor

    The main collection is designed to support the curricular and research needs of undergraduates. This collection includes introductory materials in all subjects, with a focus on subjects taught in LS&A. The material in the collection is geared to undergraduates, particularly undergraduate students exploring a new subject area. Except for language learning materials, the books are in English.

  • books in photo: your guide to college success, financial aid handbook, mcat

    College and Career Success Collection  

    Location: 1st floor

    The College and Career Success Collection supports undergraduate interests beyond the classroom with books on college life; college-level study and research skills, studying abroad, applying to graduate school, and preparing for internships and the post-college job search, including travel guides for top countries for U-M study abroad programs and major cities for U-M students who are job hunting.

  • popular fiction books on a shelf

    Browsing Collection 

    Location: 2nd floor

    This leisure reading collection supports learning and exploration outside of the academic classroom with current and bestselling fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and Michigan travel guides. The Browsing Collection is located on the second floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. For book recommendations check out the reading list Read Read Read and the blog Lost in the Stacks.


  • magazines in image: Ms., People en espanol, Nature, Psychology Today

    Magazine Collection 

    Location: 2nd floor

    The Magazine Collection (listed as Periodical Shelves Collection in Library Catalog Search's Advanced Search) includes current popular magazines on culture, news, and entertainment from around the world. Individual issues of magazines may be checked out for 3 days. For scholarly journals, check out our list of electronic journals.  

  • Electronic Resources   

    Many databases, ebooks, and journals for undergraduates are available online. They can be found using Library Search.

  • Reference Collection

    Location: 1st floor

    Reference resources like encyclopedias and dictionaries are good for finding an overview on a topic and for finding quick answers to fact-based questions. The Reference Collection is on the first floor. This is a small print collection that must be used in the library. Additional reference resources are available online

  • Design Lab Collection

    Location: 1st floor

    The non-circulating Design Lab Collection provides a variety of inspiration for people visiting the lab. The books range across a number of areas of design, including printing history, graphic design, maps, public infrastructure, and creativity.

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Last modified: 04/05/2019