Information-related collections

An array of resources which support the School of Information and other users is available within the Graduate Library collection. These materials support the teaching and research activities of UMSI students, faculty, and staff and serve as a resource for University librarians and staff. The library maintains more than 65,000 volumes and 450 current journal titles covering all aspects of the School of Information academic programs. The information studies librarian is Shevon Desai.

In addition, through the University Library, you have access to a vast number of electronic and print resources. OCLC FirstSearch, ProQuest, ISI Web of Science, JSTOR, Wilson Indexes, and dozens more, many including full-text content. In particular, library and information science resources such as Library Literature, LISA, ERIC, INSPEC, and many full-text journals may also be accessed across campus or from home.

Within the Graduate Library, you will also find the Knowledge Navigation Center, which is open to all users. It provides tutorials, classes, and problem-solving for faculty and students with software and hardware needs.  


You may also use the library within the Duderstadt Center on North Campus. This library specializes in engineering and computer science materials. The University Library also has in place a routing service, providing UMSI faculty, students, and staff access to material from across its entire library system, regardless of location.


MIRLYN, the University of Michigan’s computerized library system, functions both as an online catalog and a circulation system for all of the University libraries except the law and business libraries. MIRLYN provides access to the bibliographic records of the library’s books, periodicals, and other holdings, information as to whether or not an item is available, and computer-based periodical indexes. MIRLYN is available at any of the University libraries’ public terminals or online. Instructions for using MIRLYN are available on the system’s help screens or at any University library.