Building Renovation Information

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Where's Kresge?

After Friday, May 30 2014 -- Kresge Library Services will be closed for the construction of the new building. During renovation many changes will be taking place but services and people will still be available to you.

  • Staff contact information remains the same
  • Reference assistance is available via email and chat.
  • Appointments with librarians will be available after our move to temporary offices in early June.
  • Look for us in the Winter Garden later this year
  • Kresge Library will no longer house print collections (books & journals)
  • Course materials will be moving to online course sites

See our FAQ below.

Kresge Construction FAQ

question Where can I go to ask a question, talk to a librarian, or get reference help?

answer Use the Contact Us form, send us an email, or use the chat box on the library's website.

For questions about research, resources and library services, contact us via email to or via our Contact Us webform. If you would like to meet with a librarian, please use the webform to make an appointment. You may also use the IM chat client that is located right on the Kresge Library's home page.

question Where can I find books and journals?

answer You can find access to ebooks and electronic journals via the Kresge Library Catalog.

As of May 3, 2014, the Kresge print book and journal collection is no longer available. Other options for finding print materials include:

  • Mirlyn - the University Library's catalog
  • ILL - Interlibrary Loan for books not in Mirlyn

question Where is the Library located now? Where did all the Librarians go?

answer You can find the Librarians in the modular office building on Tappan between Ross and Lorch Hall. See the map

As of May 30, 2014, the Kresge Library Building is closed for renovations. The project is expected to be completed Summer 2016. At that time, look for a new version of the Library on the 4th floor of the Kresge Building. The Librarians can be reached via email or chat. Use the form on our Contact Us page to ask your questions or set up a meeting.

question Where do I pick up Course Materials?

answer If you ordered a print copy of your Course Materials TEXTPAK, you can pick it up between the hours listed in the Textpak Pickup Times at right in the Kresge Annex in Room 102 in the basement of the Legal Research building. The room is located between the game room and the men's restroom and is most easily accessed from the Law Quad entrance to Legal Research and taking the staircase to the right. See Map

Starting Summer Term 2014 (classes starting in June), all Course Materials are available online. There is an option to order a TEXTPAK for a limited time each semester. Orders can be picked up in Room 102 in the Legal Research Library at the Law School across Tappan Street. Map to TextPak pick up location

question Where can I find books on reserve for my class?

answer Books on reserve are handled by the University Library.

Books and other materials on reserve for your course should appear on the Library Materials page of your Ctools site. Most materials will be available in the Askwith Media Library University Reserves section in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Be sure to check the location information before going to use a reserve item.

question Where can I study?

answer The University of Michigan Campus Information provides a list of places to study on campus.

The Michigan Union has a chart of study spaces.

Study spaces can also be found at The Michigan League

question What are the restrictions on studying in the Law Library?

answer The underground library and the lower level of the Commons are restricted for the use of law students at all times. The upper level of the Commons is reserved for the use of law students from 3pm-2am on Sunday, and 8pm-2am Monday-Wednesday. In the Reading Room, the last 7 tables on the west end are reserved for law students at all times, as are all group study rooms. All other seating in the Reading Room is open for use by all. IDs are checked in all locations and non-law students sitting in restricted areas will be asked to move to a non-restricted area.

question Where did all the books go?

answer Many of the books will become a part of the University Library's collection.

Many of the books from the Kresge collection will be incorporated into the University Library's and the Law Library's collections. The rest will be donated to Better World Books.

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