In accordance with our mission, the Mardigian Library is “an essential part of the University of Michigan-Dearborn experience — a campus hub for academic success, creativity, knowledge creation, and interdisciplinary collaboration; a gathering place for learners; and a catalyst for integrated learning and community engagement.”
In support of student and faculty research, the library provides access to a multitude of print and online resources:
- 705,000 e-books
- 116,547 e-journals
- 1,231 databases
- 100 print journals
- 70 streaming videos
- 200,000 print books
Materials not available through the library’s collection may be requested from other libraries through the interlibrary loan and MelCat borrowing services.
A variety of study spaces are available throughout the library ranging from individual study carrels to a learning commons that features a variety of seating and furniture options as well as movable whiteboards. In addition, students can reserve one of two group study rooms on the 2nd floor for collaborative activities.
Subject specialist librarians are available to meet with undergraduate and graduate students both in the library and in the colleges who can help with research assignments, including developing research topics, evaluating, using, citing sources, and more. Librarians also work with faculty to create research skills instruction and customized online subject guides that teach students the information skills they need. Faculty and students involved in graduate research are encouraged to contact their subject librarian for in-depth, specialized research help.
The Library Info Desk on the 1st floor is a one-stop shop for a variety of services such as the following:
- Hold Request Service – Pick up library materials that you have requested through the online catalog.
- Course Reserves – Use course reserve materials selected by your instructor.
- Loanable Technology – Chromebooks, digicams, phone chargers, power strips, noise cancelling earmuffs, and cables are available for check out.
- Basic Research Assistance – Referrals are made to subject librarians for in-depth research needs.
- 3-D Printer – Have your 3D design printed on the Mardigian Library's 3-D printer.
The library houses other interesting and valuable collections:
- Stamelos Gallery Center – Rotating art exhibits, speakers, and other art-related special events
- Voice/Vision Archive – Approximately 300 interviews with survivors of the Jewish Holocaust
- Campus Archives – Historical records generated by the university such as student publications and items from the administrative offices
- Juvenile Historic Collection – The 11,000 juvenile book collection includes fiction, poetry, fairy tales, history, science, and biography. Publication dates range from the late 1700s through the 1970s.
- Picasso’s Mug Life – Beverages, sandwiches, and snacks are available for purchase.
- Vending machines – Additional beverages and snacks
From the library’s home page use the "Chat", “Email” or "Virtual Appointment", or “Ask The Mardigian” links, or call 313-593-5559.