Bert's Study Lounge

Shapiro Library
919 South University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

Bert’s Study Lounge is a space for students to study, collaborate, and socialize. The space has 10 digital screens that can be used for collaborative work, or as a digital exhibit space for students, faculty or staff to display their work. Student groups can also sign-up to table in the space.

Bert's Study Lounge is located near Bert's Cafe

Bert's Café and Bert's Study Lounge are named after their benefactor, Bertram J. Askwith (LSA '31), who gave this gift to the Library to celebrate his centennial year.

Questions or Comments?  Send us an email.

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Michigan Publishing

Michigan Publishing provides academic publishing services that are responsive to the needs of scholars, and that foster a sustainable economic model for academic publishing.

We also educate and advise the U-M community on copyright and publishing matters, and we advocate for the broadest possible access to scholarly communication everywhere.

For more information about our publications and services, please see



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Copyright at the University of Michigan

Shapiro Library, Room 4190
919 South University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The University of Michigan Library Copyright Office provides the university community information about copyright. In addition to the resources on this site, we provide the following services:

  • We answer copyright questions via email.
  • We consult about copyright questions in person, over the phone, and via Google Hangouts. (Please email us to request an appointment.)
  • We hold online copyright office hours for the university community on Friday afternoons. (Please sign up via Google Calendar using a university email address.)
  • We offer public workshops on copyright.
  • We offer customized copyright education (presentations, workshops, etc.) for university groups, including faculty, staff, and students. (Please email us to request this.)

Although we provide information and education about copyright, we are not able to provide legal advice.

Note that some copyright-related issues are handled elsewhere at the university:

  • If you have specific legal questions pertaining to the University of Michigan, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.
  • If you believe your copyright has been infringed on a web site hosted by the university, please contact our DMCA agent.
  • If you have questions about using the University trademarks, including the Block M, please consult the Permissions Guide from U-M Global Communications.

If you require legal advice in your personal capacity, the lawyer referral services operated by the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan may be helpful to you.

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Espresso Book Machine

The University of Michigan Library no longer offers the Espresso Book Machine service. Alternatively, many public domain titles from the University of Michigan collection may be ordered from Amazon. In some cases, a "Buy a copy" link is present under the "Get this Book" section of the full text online in HathiTrust, or you may search directly.

It also may be possible to have a book printed and shipped to you from another EBM location. Search for titles of interest at the On Demand Books website at

Michigan Publishing Services may be able to assist U of M faculty members and staff with print projects that previously were candidates for the EBM. Please contact to arrange a consultation.

For self-publishing projects, many online self-publishing services are now available, such as Lulu, Blurb, BookBaby, and CreateSpace, to name just a few. Most have templates and other tools available to assist customers with formatting and uploading books, and may offer the choice of making your book available for sale if you wish, or keeping it private so that only you can order one or more copies.

There also are some local (Ann Arbor area) commercial printers who may have options for you depending on your needs, such as Edwards Brothers Malloy, Thomson Shore, and Sheridan Books.

We regret any inconvenience caused by the removal of the EBM service from the Library.


*Disclaimer: the list of commercial printers and self-publishers mentioned above is not exhaustive, and is not to be considered an endorsement of any specific service or printer.

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