Library Search enables you to search and browse the University of Michigan Library's collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. It gives you access to the catalogs of the University Library (Ann Arbor), Clements Library, Bentley Historical Library, and UM-Flint.
Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library (AAEL)
Located in the University of Michigan Duderstadt Center directly across Bonisteel Boulevard from the Art and Architecture Building. The AAEL houses the core library collections for Taubman College, the School of Art & Design, and the College of Engineering.
Unique Collections in AAEL
In addition to book and journal resources, AAEL has several unique collections to support architectural and urban planning research. AAEL Special Collections in the basement includes texts spanning more than three centuries with an emphasis on early and mid-twentieth century modernism of Europe and the former Soviet Union. The Materials Collection on the second floor includes hundreds of materials from basic metals and woods to innovative polymers and nature-based, sustainable materials.
The librarian holds reference hours several times each week at the table outside the Media Center to help answer questions about library resources or for advice on getting started with research projects. Check bulletin boards for this semester's reference schedule.
Rebecca Price, Librarian
The Duderstadt Center also includes:
- 3D Lab:
GeoWall, 3D printer, render farm and an Onyx-driven CAVE environment
- Learning Technology Lab:
for help with CTools and website development
- Collaborative Technology Lab:
developing web-based instructional and research tools
- Digital Media Tools Lab:
includes the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) Living Lab for exploring existing and emerging digital asset management technologies
- Smart Studios:
video, audio, and electronic music recording studios, a media conversion facility, and digital video editing suites
During the academic year, the Duderstadt Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The University of Michigan Library System is expansive and includes departmental libraries, historical libaries, and independent libraries, as well as resource centers on the UM Ann Arbor campus. Other UM Libraries of
particular interest to Taubman College students and faculty include:
- Askwith Media Library
- Bentley Historical Library
- Fine Arts Library
- Hatcher Graduate Library
- History of Art Visual Resources Collections
- Knowledge Navigation Center, a center for learning about technology
- Map Library
- Special Collections Library
Other Libraries and Museums in Southeastern Michigan
- Arab American Museum
- Benson Ford Research Center at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
- Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Detroit Public Library
- Toledo Museum of Art
- UM Museum of Art
- Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University
Sweetland Center for Writing
The Sweetland Center for Writing provides writing support to undergraduate and graduate students. It also provides faculty curriculum and student-evaluation support.
English Language Institute (ELI)
The mission of the English Language Institue (ELI) Instructional Division is to provide English language instruction to members of the University of Michigan community that promotes effective intercultural communication within the academic community at the University of Michigan.