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Foster Library

611 Tappan Street
265 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

Foster Library Access

The Foster Library is accessible to Economics Department faculty, staff, and graduate students with MCard access.


The mission of the Foster Library is to contribute to the academic and research activities of the graduate students, faculty and staff in the Department of Economics by providing materials and an environment that offer opportunities for discussion, interaction, and convenient and casual contact with subject literature.

Reserve Foster Library

Faculty interested in reserving Foster Library for an event or exam may submit their request to:  To get a proctor, click here.


Foster Library maintains a core collection of economics books and dissertations completed in the Department of Economics.

Economics Research

Getting Started

The Economic Research Guide is a good place to start

Need help with your research?

Please contact Paul Barrow, the economics librarian.  

Course Reserves

Faculty may put books and coursepacks on reserve at University Reserves at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.  

Fill out the University Reserves request.

For more information about University Reserves, click here.

Due to the limited hours the Foster Library is staffed, effective Fall 2011, we are no longer providing course reserves at the Foster Library.  The students will have significantly greater access to the materials at University Reserves.