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Coffee Shops

wiseowlWe have two coffee shops. The Academic Blend is in the basement of Wilson Library and the Wise Owl Cafe is in the basement of Walter Library. More than a place for coffee and snacks, they are an intellectual gathering place that will display student work and host events and exhibits on issues of interest to the U of M community.

Popular Book Collection The hectic pace of academic life can be stressful--and what better way to refresh and renew than to enjoy a beverage and a bit of light reading? The Popular Reading Collection in the Wise Owl Cafe and the McCollister Reading Collection outside of the Smart Learning Commons on the first floor of Wilson Library is a circulating collection of popular fiction and nonfiction. The collection is accessible anytime the library is open.

These books can be checked out for two weeks at a time with no renewal. This is a browsing collection and titles will change quarterly. We created a LibraryThing page so you can browse this collection online. You can browse the collection online for Walter and Wilson.

More information on our resources and services can be found on the Library's graduate student web page.