The University of Michigan consistently ranks as one of the finest academic and research institutions in the nation. Ford School students are encouraged to utilize the full range of academic resources and research facilities in support of their graduate studies.
A new addition to the University of Michigan Central Campus, Weill Hall has brought all of the Ford School 's research centers, students, faculty and staff together in one building.
This beautiful new world-class academic facility opened its doors in August 2006 -- a facility commensurate with the quality of Ford School students, faculty, and programs.
Students enjoy the quiet reading room, state-of-the-art computer facility, student lounge, and the many comfortable study areas located throughout the building. Classrooms range in size from seminar rooms holding less than 20 students to the auditorium which holds over 200.
Consistently ranked as one of the top ten academic research libraries in North America, the University Library makes available an extraordinary array of resources and services. The University Library comprises 19 libraries on the University of Michigan campus and offers a wealth of resources in traditional as well as digital formats. The Library's expert staff is committed to helping patrons tap the full potential of these information resources and to providing a full spectrum of assistance for research and teaching. Staff help students at every step in their educational career and work closely with faculty and graduate students to support their research needs.
Print collections number over 7 million volumes, covering thousands of years of civilization, from papyri to reports of the latest advances in science and medicine. The Library's primary commitment in building collections is to meet the research and instructional needs of University of Michigan faculty and students. In doing so, the breadth and depth of subject, date, and language coverage makes the University Library's collection an international resource in support of virtually all fields of scholarly endeavor.
In addition to the impressive array of print resources, the University Library's premier digital library creates and makes available text, image, and other online collections to scholars and readers around the globe. These carefully curated digital resources complement and extend the traditional holdings of the Library.
With vast circulating print collections, priceless rare books and manuscripts, tens of thousands of commercially licensed online journals and reference works, and hundreds of thousands of digital books and images, the University Library is truly a repository for the human record.