Mardigian Library

The Mardigian Library offers a student-centered environment that fosters learning by providing access to authoritative sources of knowledge and information, and by helping students learn critical information literacy skills and concepts. The library provides access through its website ( to a multitude of research resources, including over 20,000 online journals, over 500 online research databases, and thousands of online books. The four-story Mardigian Library houses a 365,000-volume collection and offers space for 1,200 students. Twenty-two public workstations on the main floor provide access to all online resources, most of which are also accessible from off campus.

Two floors are available for silent study and one floor is for group study. Facilities housed in the Mardigian Library include a coffee shop, computer lab, and distance learning classroom on the first floor, the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, the Voice-Vision Holocaust Survival Oral History Archive, the Archives of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the Integrated Learning and Community Partnership Office (ILCPO).

Students may borrow materials from the library’s collection. Items not owned by the library may be requested from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan Department or from MeLCat, a statewide resource-sharing service of over 400 public and academic libraries. Currently enrolled UM-Dearborn students are eligible to borrow materials directly from most of the libraries in the UM-Ann Arbor University Library system. Additional information regarding this service may be obtained from University Library Circulation Services at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Call 734-764-0401.

Librarians at the Mardigian Library are committed to teaching students the skills and concepts that are necessary to develop effective search strategies for research assignments, and to use library and information resources effectively. During the Fall and Winter terms, librarians offer over 80 hours per week of regular drop-in research assistance. Other research assistance includes by phone, “Ask-A-Question” (e-mail service), Instant Messaging (IM), text messaging, and scheduling one-on-one appointments with librarians for in-depth assistance. Students may also attend scheduled group research education sessions as part of their classes. Occasional open research education workshops are offered as well.

Guides to the use of the library and its resources are available on the library’s website. As of September, 2015 the library is open 90 hours per week during the Fall and Winter terms, with extended hours during final exams and study days. Library hours of operation can be found on the website.

Media Services

Campus Media Services (CMS) supports instruction and research by providing facilities and expertise in multimedia. These services include studio and remote video production, video streaming, video editing, audio production, Blue Stream conversion, and equipment repair. Most multimedia support for courses is provided without cost to faculty or the academic unit. CMS provides media production facilities and services for student projects. Production services that support course assignments are provided without charge to students. Production support for work that is not related to instruction may be provided for a fee. Costs vary depending on the nature of the production. All service requests should be made 24 hours in advance. Major productions require production proposals. CMS also supports a room with teleconferencing capability. Please call 313-593-5150 for more details.