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

We are now closed to the public in preparation for the move back to campus. We will re-open at 909 South University Ave. in January 2016. Please contact the Library with any questions. For more information, see the Renovation Project Update page.

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.