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Clements Library Schedule Updates

 March 24, 2020

Along with the rest of the University of Michigan community, the Clements Library is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19. For the most recent university-wide updates, please visit U-M’s COVID-19 information page.

The Clements Library will do everything possible to continue to serve our varied audiences while also taking all recommended precautions. We will continue to monitor the available information, and will adjust our programming in line with U-M recommendations and the ability of program participants to travel.

Clements Library Hours

In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order, the Clements Library is now closed through April 13, 2020. We will be responding to reference requests at Individual staff may be contacted directly. Public health restrictions will prevent us from satisfying most remote research and scanning requests in the coming weeks. Any requests submitted now will be added to our queue, and we will respond to them as soon as we are able to do so. We appreciate your patience.

The Clements Library has also suspended Public Exhibit Hours and will be closed on Fridays through May 1.



Friday Public Tours of the Clements are cancelled through May 1, 2020. These programs have been postponed, and will be rescheduled for later in the year:

  • Discover Series: History of Photography, March 18 – POSTPONED
  • Lecture: Martin Brückner, “How the War of 1812 Changed American Cartography,” March 24 – POSTPONED
  • Lecture: Victoria Brehm, “Deep Regionalism: Discovering Great Lakes Literature,” April 1 – POSTPONED
  • Contemporary Issues Discussion: Death and Grief, April 7 – POSTPONED
  • Lecture: Allison K. Lange, “The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Photographs,” April 18 – POSTPONED
  • Meet the Director: Reception and Lecture with Paul J. Erickson, April 22 – POSTPONED

These events hosted by partners have been cancelled:

  • Martha Cook Tea and Exhibit Viewing, March 28 – CANCELLED
  • OLLI, “Memorialization Efforts of WWI Red Cross Worker Colin V. Dyment,” April 2 – CANCELLED
  • OLLI, “Everyday Women and Politics,” May 14 – CANCELLED