William L. Clements Library 
909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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Anne Bennington-Helber 
The University of Michigan Clements Library 

Guided Tour of the Clements Library 

Join us for a guided tour to learn more about the Clements' early American history collections. Highlights include Benjamin West's iconic painting "Death of General Wolfe," a Revolutionary War-era trunk that once housed General Gage's papers, and more!

Register for an upcoming tour:

Wednesday, May 24 @ 4 pm

Thursday, June 8 @ 11 am

 Exhibit on display: Building on a Century of Collecting at the Clements Library

As we celebrate the library’s centennial, this exhibit is an attempt to answer a question asked often by visitors, how do you decide what to acquire to add to your collections?

It builds on the landmark publication of the library’s 75th anniversary, One Hundred and One Treasures From the Collections of the William L. Clements Library, edited by former library director John Dann. This exhibit—and its expanded online version—pairs items from 101 Treasures with related items that have for the most part been acquired since 1998. Those that were acquired earlier are items about which we’ve learned new things in the intervening 25 years.

Visitor Info

Masks are encouraged.

Arrive at our North Entrance (glass vestibule) that faces the Hatcher Graduate Library tower to check-in for your tour. This entrance is accessible and an elevator is available to move between floors. Please note that during the seated portion most chairs have wheels with no arms, but there are a limited number of stationary chairs available.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation, please indicate your accommodation requirements when registering.