William L. Clements Library

Located on the central campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the William L. Clements Library houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century. Its mission is to collect and preserve primary source materials, to make them available for research, and to support and encourage scholarly investigation of our nation’s past.

1580 E. Ellsworth Road

1580 E. Ellsworth Road

Library Renovation Project

The Clements Library renovation project began in July 2013. Staff and collections relocated during August to a temporary location on the south side of Ann Arbor. The Library reopened to readers at 1580 E. Ellsworth on September 30, and all collections are once again fully accessible at the new location. For more information, see the Renovation Project Update page.


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.

The Curators and other members of the Library staff will be pleased to assist with any questions relating to our collections. Curators may be contacted by letter, e-mail, or phone.


Contact Information for Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive

The Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive has moved from the Clements Library to the University of Michigan Library’s Special Collections, located on the 8th floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Culinary Division staff—curator JJ Jacobson, adjunct curator Jan Longone, and culinary volunteers—have followed the collection to its new home. Both are available for consultation about the archive and its use for research on American culinary history.

Inquiries concerning the culinary collection should go to JJ Jacobson, 734-763-1746; E-mail: nonesuch@umich.edu.

Questions for Jan Longone should be directed to her at 734-647-0879; E-mail: jblong@umich.edu.