Design Labs


The Design Labs are a network of peer-learning environments dedicated to creative and interdisciplinary projects. With locations and student staff on North and Central Campus, the Design Labs foster communities for hands-on experimentation with new ideas and tools at every stage of a project, while capturing and sharing the creative process with others to inspire future work.

As part of the larger Library, the Labs serve as an entry point for the Library’s programs, facilitating connections and collaborations across the room and across campus. Emphasizing conversation over consultation, our staff strives for accessibility and approachability in helping you achieve your learning goals. With a focus on community participation and ownership of our spaces and programs, the Labs evolve with everyone who enters. Come say hello!

Visit Our Labs

Shapiro Lab

  • Central Campus
  • Shapiro Library
  • 1st Floor

Design Lab 1

  • North Campus
  • Duderstadt Center
  • 1st Floor

Design Lab 3

  • North Campus
  • Duderstadt Center
  • 3rd Floor

Schedule a Consultation with Our Staff

Our staff has expertise in a variety of areas and would be happy to help you with a project. Click on the link below to schedule a consultation

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Creating an Inexpensive Open Source Book Scanner

For the past two semesters, the University of Michigan Library collaborated with Mechanical Engineering 450 students to create a prototype linear book scanner based on openly-available designs by Google. Please join us to hear the Winter 2014 ME450 students discuss their project, describe the improved design, and demo their prototype.

Event Information

Date & Time
April 24, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Duderstadt Center, DESIGN LAB 1 (was B245)
Event Type

Center for Entrepreneurship

Room 3350 Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 763-1021 (p)

The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is impact-driven: We shape entrepreneurs who want to have a positive impact on society – with disruptive ideas that are scalable and meet a societal need. CFE supports these entrepreneurs and connects them with the Michigan entrepreneurial network.

To promote the entrepreneurial mindset and startup creation on campus, CFE:
  • Sponsors entrepreneurship courses, academic programs, and events;
  • Offers academic and startup advising;
  • Connects students to the Michigan alumni and mentor network;
  • Provides grants for students to pursue startup ideas;
  • Coordinates activities with entrepreneurship student organizations on campus;
  • Co-manages the TechArb student startup accelerator;
  • Assists researchers with the commercialization process;
  • Supports Michigan economic development efforts.
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Study Spaces

Open, individual study spaces abound across the library. We also offer a range of group study spaces — many of which may be reserved in advance. 

Shapiro Undergraduate Library and Shapiro Science Library

Hatcher Graduate Library

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Last modified: 11/23/2016

Course Reserves

The University Library supports curriculum needs with its course reserves service The service offers faculty the opportunity to make books, coursepacks, CDs, and other physical items available to students. These items are available to students at the libraries for short periods of time to maximize access to high use and high demand materials.

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Last modified: 02/12/2016


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