The Bentley will be closed for the Holiday Recess from December 24th through January 1st.

Regular hours will resume Wednesday, January 2nd.

Wish List

Some of our collections require special care and repair due to their age and condition. You might consider a gift to the Bentley to conserve an item or digitize one, to make our collections available to a wider audience for years to come.

Available items on our “wish list” include:



Conserve a historical document or photograph $100
Digitize a sound recording or video tape $150
Arrange and describe archival materials (1 linear foot paper or 1 GB of digital content) $250
Digitize a bound volume or map $300
Digitize 1 linear foot of archival materials $500
Purchase acid-free archival boxes and folders or conservation supplies $500
Conserve a bound volume or map $500
Digitize a film $750
Conserve a county atlas $800
Conserve an alumni scrapbook $1,000
Support one TB of digital archives storage for a year $3,500
Purchase access-quality digitization equipment $5,000
Purchase an interactive display for collaboration $8,000

For more information, please contact:

Ceci Riecker
Director of Development
Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, NMI 48109-2113
734-647-3534 (office)