The CMU Libraries, which are comprised of the University Library, and the Clarke Historical Library. Campus Library Services, provide educational resources, services, and programming for CMU students and faculty and are an essential support service for every academic discipline at Central Michigan University. Advancements in the quality of the Libraries' facility, technologies, collections, services and programs play a major role in the recruitment and retention of students and faculty to the university and are intertwined with the accreditation and growth of the institution's academic portfolio. The Libraries are a central point for both physical and digital communication, collaboration, and discovery where students and faculty are provided the information resource tools to explore
their interests and excel in learning and research.
The development of the special collections, services and programs of the Clarke Historical Library exemplify the University to researchers and scholars across the state, nation, and the world through outreach efforts and increased access to collections via the World Wide Web. A recognized leader in distance librarianship, the CMU Libraries ensure that CMU's growing number of students and faculty learning and working at a distance have access to the same great library collections and services as those on campus in Mt. Pleasant. CMU's Library Services are an essential element of the university's excellent academic programming, providing the scholarly information resources that support learning, teaching, and research across all colleges and academic departments. First-class library services support a first-class university.
Alumni and Friends can make a greatly beneficial impact on CMU and its students and faculty by contributing their financial support toward any of the libraries' funding needs. Contributions in support of any of these initiatives will not only benefit individuals, but will also champion the university's top priorities of creating and fostering student success, research and creative activity, quality faculty and staff, and community partnerships.