William L. Clements Library

Current Exhibits

Exhibit hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Fridays.

Alcove Exhibit:
"Out of the Ordinary: Gems and Oddities in the Clements Library"
Nov. 4, 2016 – April 21, 2017

Where can you see an ostrich egg collected in the 1800s, a 1787 map of the Western Hemisphere engraved and printed by Armenian monks, and a miniature photo album from 1870?

The Clements Library, of course! The Library has been in collecting mode for Americana almost non-stop since it opened in 1923, and many unusual or extraordinary objects have found a home within its walls.

Register for a tour to learn about this selection of interesting, remarkable, and peculiar items by emailing clementsevents@umich.edu or by phone at 734-764-5864.


Semi-Permanent Exhibit: "Collecting the Clements Library, 1903-2016."

This exhibit tells the story of collecting at the Clements Library from William L. Clements' original efforts to the current day.