University Libraries


Library Smart Search

Find articles, books and more


News and Events


©Zebra Mane, oil on canvas, 48” x 72” 2022, Taurus Burns

Join us for an Artist Talk featuring Taurus Burns 

7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29
Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium - Charles V Park Library

A reception will immediately follow in the Baber Room Gallery.

This exhibition will be on display in the Baber Room Gallery within Charles V. Park Library through October 6.


Susan J. Bandes, Professor, Museum Studies, Art History & Visual Culture, Michigan State University, will speak about mid-Michigan’s legacy of modernist architecture.

Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series - Fall 2022

Susan J. Bandes: Considering Mid-Michigan’s Modern Architecture
Professor of Museum Studies, Art History & Visual Culture at Michigan StateUniversity, and author of Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie, will speak about mid-Michigan’s legacy of modernist architecture.

7:00 p.m., Wed., Oct. 5
Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium

A reception and book signing will follow the presentation in the Clarke Historical Library.


Book Recognition Event Logo

Annual CMU Book Recognition Event application open 

Faculty, staff and emeriti who author, co-author, edit, or translate a book published in 2022 are eligible for recognition at the Annual CMU Book Recognition Event. The submission form for the event is open and will close at midnight Jan. 31, 2023. All submissions will be reviewed after Feb. 1, 2023. 

You may submit your book for consideration anytime between now and midnight Jan. 31, 2023. 


Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate and Educate - Hispanic Heritage Month at CMU Libraries

Browse our curated selection of Hispanic Heritage materials.

Library Group Study Rooms

Book a Study Room at CMU Libraries

Reservations are required to use individual and group study rooms at CMU Libraries.

Rooms may be reserved from 1-3 hours per day, and reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance!


Textbooks in the Library - Pilot Program

Textbooks in the Library

Textbooks just got a little more convenient:

  • Select print textbooks are available for use in the library (3-hour checkout).
  • Direct access to ebook textbooks (when available) for access anywhere, anytime. 

Use Library Smart Search to find a textbook by:

  • Course Name
  • Instructor
  • Designator

Access to Newspapers through CMU Libraries

Access to Newspapers through CMU Libraries

CMU Students, faculty and staff have complimentary newspaper access to:

  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Chronicle for Higher Education
  • Proquest Central (Hundreds of titles including the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post)

Whether you are looking for today’s news or an article from decades ago, you have access to hundreds of newspapers for your personal or academic use.

Learn how to activate your free CMU access today!


Student sitting in library carrel working on a laptop

Sign up for LIB 197 - FALL I, II, and SPRING I sessions are now available!

Sign up for LIB 197: Introduction to Library and Information Research, a one-credit course where you will learn:

  • About using library resources
  • Defining your research topic
  • Evaluating and citing sources

Face-to-face & online asynchronous formats available!



CMU Graduates at the football field for graduation during the pandemic.

Help the Clarke Historical Library and Museum of Cultural and Natural History Preserve CMU’s Pandemic Experiences

To document and preserve the various experiences of the CMU community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clarke Historical Library and the Museum of Cultural and Natural History encourage CMU members, students, faculty, and staff, on- and off-campus, to share their documented personal experiences during COVID-19 and contribute them to the Clarke and Museum. When future students, scholars, and researchers seek to understand what it was like at CMU during the pandemic, these materials will provide a first-person account.