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. Its 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

Giving Blue Day Click to Give

At the Clements we hope you’ll be part of the University's Giving Blueday on December 2 by giving a gift to support collections, conservation and outreach. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

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.

Hours

Please be advised that reading room seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the library before making any travel plans.

Mon-Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

The Curators and other members of the Library staff will be pleased to assist with any questions relating to our collections. Curators may be contacted by letter, e-mail, or phone.