Per the Governor's Executive Order, the Mardigian Library / Stamelos Gallery Center building will be closed until further notice. The Mardigian Library will continue to provide virtual research support. Librarians and Library Staff are available to answer questions from faculty, staff, and students during virtual library hours, either by email or chat. For further impact on library services, click here.

Library Virtual Hours:
There will be no virtual hours for the Memorial Day weekend (May 23 - May 25).
Monday-Thursday 8 am to 9 pm  |  Friday 8 am to 6 pm  |  Saturday & Sunday noon to 6 pm


The Juvenile Historic Collection was established in 2001 with a donation of 4,000 titles from the Grand Rapids Public Library. Publication dates range from the late 1700s through the 1970s. The collection has a wide variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, fairy tales, history, science, and biography. Many early juvenile series are also represented, including Rollo, Elsie Dinsmore, Boy Allies, Ruth Fielding, the Little Colonel, Tom Swift, Nancy Drew, the Bobbsey Twins, Cherry Ames, and the Hardy Boys.

The collection has grown to about 11,000 volumes, thanks to generous donors and funding from the Mardigian Endowment.

The collection currently includes eight major donations of historic children's books:

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.