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Hours & Directions

The Clements Library is now open to researchers by appointment only. All researchers are encouraged to contact Clements Library staff for guidance on how to complete their research with both digital and physical materials. Please contact us with any questions about your research.

Hours for Researchers

Monday9 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday9 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday9 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday10 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday9 AM - 4:30 PM

Holiday Closings

Clements Library will be closed Thanksgiving (November 24-25) and Christmas (December 24-January 2).

Public Exhibit Hours

Monday12 PM - 4 PM
Tuesday12 PM - 4 PM
Wednesday12 PM - 4 PM
Thursday12 PM - 4 PM
Friday12 PM - 4 PM

Clements Library north entrance


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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