Mardigian Library

 COVID-19 Information and Services
Library books, DVDs, course reserves, and interlibrary loans are available now for check out or return.

Although we are not open physically for other services, you can find them virtually here.

Library Virtual Hours:
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm  |  Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm  |  Friday: 9 am to 6 pm  |  Saturday: Closed

Mardigian Search

Get Started @ The Mardigian Library

  • Get Connected

    Access your library account. Here you are able to view:

    • Checked out items
    • Hold statuses
    • Outstanding fines
    • Upcoming due dates

    Once you are logged in, you will also be able to access the library's online journals, databases, and other electronic resources from off-campus.

  • Begin Research
    • What are scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources?
      • Your professors will often ask you to find scholarly (or peer-reviewed) articles. This means that the journal article has gone through a quality-control process called peer review. Just what is peer review? Watch this short video to find out.
    • How can I get help with my research?
      • The Mardigian Library has librarians representing all subject areas taught at UM-Dearborn. No matter the topic of your paper or project, a librarian is available to help you with your research. Go to Our Librarians & Curator to find the appropriate librarian for your research - and their contact information.
    • How do I develop my research topic?
      • When you are starting your paper or project, you need to pick a topic. As this video shows, picking a topic is the start of your research.
  • Find Resources
    • From the Library Search Box on our home page, you are able to search most all the resources available to you through the Mardigian Library.
    • What if the library doesn't have a resource I need?
      • First, check the UM Ann Arbor catalog and use Get This, to request books and other media from UM-Ann Arbor and UM-Flint to be delivered to the Mardigian Library.
      • Second, try MeLCAT, the Michigan eLibrary, a 24/7 online library for Michigan residents. MelCAT allows you to order books, audio books, music, movies, and other materials and have them delivered to the Mardigian Library.
      • Third, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to find books, dissertations, microforms, or periodical articles.
  • Explore our Spaces
    • Find a place to study
      • Silent Zone - Absolute quiet, noise-free study. Please turn your cell phone to silent.
      • Quiet Zone - Quiet talking is allowed. Please set your phone to vibrate.
      • Social Zone - Talking is fine, collaborative project space.
      • Social Zone -Talking is fine, collaborative project space.

Did you know?

  • 3D Printer in the Library
  • The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.