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Hours & Directions

  Please see Clements Library Schedule Updates for the most up-to-date information about our events and hours impacted in response to the spread of COVID-19. The Clements Library's Friday Public Exhibit Hours are suspended until further notice.

The Clements Library is now open by appointment only for U-M faculty, students, and staff. Please use this link to request an appointment.

For all researchers, we are happy to schedule a video consultation instead of a visit to the library. Please contact us to set up a consultation. The library’s Reference department will continue to receive and respond to remote requests from researchers who are not affiliated with the University, but our ability to check our physical collections remains limited and it may take us a while to respond. To make a remote research request, please email

Hours for Researchers


Public Exhibit Hours


Clements Library north entrance


The South University Pavement and Utility Improvements project is underway and will continue through December 2020. Work will include the portion of South University Ave. between State Street and Church Street. This will affect access to the Clements Library from South University as well as nearby street parking and bus routes. See project map for details.

Beginning March 16, 2020, the north side of South University will be closed to pedestrians. All South University bus stops will be relocated. One lane traffic west-bound only on South University from East University to State Street. Deliveries to the Clements should use East University. A pedestrian walkway will be maintained at Tappan (unless it is unsafe to do so).

U-M and AAATA bus routes will be rerouted during this project. See U-M Campus Transit Routes and Schedules and AAATA Route Maps and Schedules for the latest information.


Hourly parking is available nearby at on-street meters and parking structures. See Ann Arbor Downtown Parking Location and Rates for details.

Street Parking
S. State Street: E-metered parking (uses credit card, debit card, cash or change)
Tappan Street (across from Clements Library): E-metered parking (uses credit card, debit card, cash or change)

Parking Structures
South Forest Structure, 650 S. Forest Ave.: Public parking, $1.20/hour
Maynard Street Structure, 324 Maynard St.: Public parking, $1.20/hour

State Street Park & Ride Lot – AATA Bus
South State Commuter Lot (across from Germain Honda)
Free parking on surface lot. Bus Fee $1.50.
Take AATA Bus 62 to campus. You can get off in front of UMMA or remain on bus and it will drop you off in front of Clements a few minutes later. Runs every 12 minutes until 6:30, then every 38 minutes. For more information,


The Clements Library welcomes individuals with disabilities to research and participate in its programs and activities.

Accessible public parking spaces are available in the nearby parking structures structures and metered parking on South University Avenue in front of West Hall. Accessible parking in the driveway next to the library requires a U-M parking pass during enforcement hours. See the Guide to Disability Parking Downtown Ann Arbor for more information. 

The driveway between the Clements and Shapiro Library provides the closest drop-off point to the north entrance. Proceed down the ramp to the glass vestibule and enter through the east door. Accessible door buttons are provided for the east glass door and the metal door inside the vestibule. 

An elevator is available in the main lobby just inside the north entrance. The reading room and public exhibits are located on the first floor. Tours will start on the basement level and proceed upstairs via the elevator or stairs. 

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance of your visit.


Public restrooms are available on the ground floor at the end of the hallway, near the meeting room where tours and public events take place. 

A single gender-neutral restroom is available on the first floor, near the reading room and public exhibits. 


William L Clements Library
909 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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