Hatcher North

Hatcher Library Gallery in Room 100

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-0400 (p)

Gallery Events

Check the Gallery Events page for a list of upcoming events and exhibits!

The Audubon Room, located within the Library Gallery, almost always has an exhibit on display.

Library Gallery Mission

The Gallery is meant to be a gathering place for the enrichment of the intellectual, educational and cultural life of the University of Michigan campus and the larger community. The Library aspires to:

  • showcase and interpret the Library's rich collections, promote their scholarly use, and use collections to facilitate scholarship and storytelling;
  • support the Library's role as an intellectual center of the University;
  • foster relationships between the Library and University of Michigan faculty, students, alumni, staff, and the state and local community.

Programs in the Library Gallery present the opportunity to generate discussion and a spirit of cooperative exploration. The Library Gallery aspires to be a lively place reflecting the dynamic nature of the University of Michigan's research and teaching activities.

Contact Information


Page maintained by Bridget Kennedy
Last modified: 06/15/2017

Text Creation Partnership (TCP)

The Text Creation Partnership is a non-profit initiative that produces standardized, digitally encoded editions of early print books selected from the Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Evans Early American Imprints databases. 

This labor-intensive process involves:

  • Manual keyboard entry (from digital images of the books’ original pages)
  • The addition of structured, semantic markup (based on the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines)
  • Editorial review

Our work makes it possible to search the full text of books in EEBO, ECCO, or Evans. The files we produce also function as base texts for digital scholarly editions and, together, comprise a significant set of historical linguistic data ripe for analysis. 

The work of the Text Creation Partnership is funded by a large network of library partners. Each partner institution's one-time contribution:

  • Makes them a co-owner of the texts, with perpetual rights to use them as if created locally
  • Guarantees their immediate access to existing texts, and updates as they are released
  •  Funds the production of more texts, improving the corpus for all partner institutions

Production work under the TCP aegis has been winding down for the past year or two and is confined at present to the editorial work of a single part-time worker (Kate Allen, a recent Michigan classics PhD), and the preparation of edited files for release under the direction of UM librarian and TCP production manager Paul Schaffner,

More about the Text Creation Partnership is available on our project's main website

Page maintained by Paul Frederick Schaffner
Last modified: 02/02/2017

Digital Library Platform & Services (DLPS)

Digital Library Platform & Services (DLPS) consists of 2 departments - Digital Library Applications (DLA) and Digital Content & Collections (DCC). Both departments are part of the Library Information Technology division.

The Digital Library Applications department is focused on the development of applications for management of and access to digital content held in library repositories. This includes applications for search and retrieval, display of content, creation and management of digital collections, and interoperability with other systems. DLA works closely with other LIT departments, especially Digital Content & Collections, to support multiple digital library initiatives.

The Digital Content & Collections department grows and maintains over 250 collections of images, texts, and more from libraries and museums across the campus and the region. The department is deeply involved in all discussions regarding the suitable, long-term preservation and appropriate access to our content, at the digital object level and at the repository level. DCC works closely with Digital Library Applications, in particular, in building and maintaining tools and services that enable preservation and access to the digital content and collections.

Together, we build our digital library.

Our digital collections:  

  • U-M Library Digital Collections: Delve into over 260 collections of images, texts, and more from libraries and museums across campus and the region.

  • Deep Blue: DLA has built the infrastructure for both the Deep Blue Documents and Deep Blue Data services. These repostisories contain the output of U-M’s rich intellectual community, and are regularly contributed to by faculty and researchers.

  • HathiTrust Digital Library: DCC has managed the process of scanning millions of volumes for deposit into the HathiTrust Digital Library, which provides search and discovery of over 14 million volumes.

Services we offer:

  • Digitize books and other materials: Our Digital Conversion Unit offers in-house and outsourced, preservation-quality digitization services and expertise; see our work in HathiTrust or find out about the Michigan Digitization Project.

  • Put a collection online: In DCC, we enable the appropriate path for digital content, including books and images, into our repositories, and provide access and ensure stability and longevity ( U-M Library Digital Collections for examples).

Expertise we have:

  • Develop digital library software: DLA builds, with others, stable, scalable, sustainable systems to serve the library and its partnerships; examples are HathiTrustDLXS, and Deep Blue.

  • Create digital preservation solutions: DCC and DLA are actively engaged in the process of defining, adopting, and carrying out best practices; we contributed to the definition of, for instance, HathiTrust’s Digital Preservation Policy.

  • Encode texts: DCC has a great deal of expertise which we are happy to share; the Text Creation Partnership and Making of America are great examples of our work in this area.

  • Support digital video: DCC helps to support the use of the campus-wide MiVideo solution.

Please send comments and questions to DLPS Help.

Page maintained by Kat Hagedorn
Last modified: 02/10/2017

Borrowing and Circulation

The University of Michigan Library has a 150 year history of collection building and sharing collections with the broader scholarly community. Over seven million volumes are included in the University Library system of distributed libraries on campus.

Collections access

  • The library collections are available for use on site to the University community and the public, including online resources such as databases
  • Borrowing Privileges for the U-M Community, including faculty, staff and students as well as ancillary staff
  • Borrowing Privileges for U-M Alumni and Guests, including faculty from universities and colleges in the state of Michigan
  • Any individual in the U.S. may request that materials be borrowed from the U-M collection through his/her local library's interlibrary loan offices

Library administration maintains information about policies related to these facilities.

Page maintained by Denise Marie Foley
Last modified: 05/01/2017

Serials and Microforms Services

Room 203
913 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-0503 (p)
Hours this week:
Sunday2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Serials and Microforms Services offers thousands of domestic and international print journal and periodical titles in several hundred languages. You can check Mirlyn for how to locate titles, or visit our service desk for help finding magazines and newspapers.

Major domestic and international newspapers are received daily. Digital viewers in our scanning lab allow you to print or save copies of microformed back issues of newspapers and serials.

Page maintained by Denise Marie Foley
Last modified: 02/10/2017

Hatcher Graduate Library

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-0400 (p)
(734) 647-9557 (f)
Hours this week:
Sunday2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is the University of Michigan's primary research collection for the humanities and social sciences.  Located on the Diag at the heart of central campus, we are open to everyone, including all students, faculty, staff and members of the public. Come visit us!

About our Collections

Collection Overview | Collection Descriptions | New Books | Suggestions for Purchase | Serials/Microforms/Newspapers | Basic Reference Resources

Page maintained by Alex Deeke
Last modified: 07/14/2017


Subscribe to RSS - Hatcher North