option-collection-highlightsThe Bentley Historical Library welcomes you to explore and engage with our vast collections. The Library is open without fee to the public, and we welcome researchers regardless of academic or professional affiliation.

Hours and Location


MondayFriday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm


April 30, 2016: Closed
May 3, 2016: Memorial Day: Closed
Jul 4, 2016: Independence Day: Closed
August 24, 2016: Close at 1:30 p.m.
September 5, 2016: Labor Day: Closed
November 24-26, 2016: Closed
December 14, 2016: Close at 2:30 p.m.
December 23, 2016: Close at 12:00 p.m.
December 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017: Closed


Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113


The Bentley Historical Library Reference staff offers assistance in person, by phone, and by email.

Ask An Archivist – this online form can be sent to Reference staff with your questions about our collections, duplication policies, or copyright information.

The library is located on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, and offers free parking on the south side of the building.