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.

1580 E. Ellsworth Road

1580 E. Ellsworth Road

Library Renovation Project

During the Clements Library renovation project, we are temporarily located at 1580 E. Ellsworth Rd. For more information, see the Renovation Project Update page.


Please be advised that reading room seating is limited. Contact the Library before making any travel plans.
See Updated hours this week for library closings or schedule changes.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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.