William L. Clements Library

Located on the central campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the William L. Clements Library houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century. Our mission is to collect and preserve primary source materials, to make them available for research, and to support and encourage scholarly investigation of our nation’s past.

Out of the Ordinary: Gems and Oddities in the Clements Library

Current Exhibit: "Out of the Ordinary: Gems and Oddities in the Clements Library," Nov. 4, 2016 – April 28, 2017.

The Library will be closed on May 2 and May 4, 2017. The reading room will close at 3:30 on April 4 and at 2:00 on April 20.

Research Hours

Please contact us at clements-reference@umich.edu to confirm your visit.

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:45 pm
Friday: No Research Hours

The Avenir Room is not open for Exhibit viewing or tours during Research Hours

Exhibit Hours

See Tours and Group Visits to schedule a tour.

Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Curators and other members of the Library staff will be pleased to assist with any questions relating to our collections. Ask a Curator using our online form, or contact the Library by telephone or email.