Friday, August 21, 2020

Updates on Services from the Kresge Course Materials Team

The Kresge Course Materials team has made a few changes that we hope will help keep

students and faculty members safe this Fall. You can find all the details on our webpage

 (https://tinyurl.com/rosscoursepacks), but here are a few highlights:

  • New TEXTPAK Shipping and Pickup Options: Kresge staff have temporarily

    closed the TEXTPAK delivery point in Kresge Hall. To obtain their TEXTPAKs, 

    students may opt to pick them up at a new point in the University of Michigan’s

    Print-Copy-Mail offices, or have the TEXTPAK shipped to a home address. 

    Our page (https://tinyurl.com/rosscoursepacks) has more details on shipping

    and locations.

  • A Course Materials Chat Service: If you’d like to ask us how to purchase,

    access, or ship your course materials, please give our new Course Materials

    Chat service a try. Just visit our webpage (https://tinyurl.com/rosscoursepacks)

    and type your question in the Chat box. We’ll be available from 10:00AM to 4:00PM,

    Monday through Friday. We also welcome questions at kresge_learn@umich.edu.

We look forward to assisting you this term! Please contact us at kresge_learn@umich.edu 
if you have any questions for us.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

July 1, 2020: Change in Kresge Library Chat Hours

Starting on July 1st, we are changing our library chat hours.  We will be available now
Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm through the end of August when classes start.
You can also send us a question anytime by using this form:

As a reminder - we will also be closed on Friday July 3rd for the Independence 
Day holiday. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ross Integrative Semester: Junior Summer Read Available Online


If you are a rising BBA Junior, you have a bit of reading to do this summer 
before the end of August.  This is available to you as an eBook.  
You can read Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & 
Jerry's  by Brad Edmondson using any of these links:



Thursday, May 21, 2020

Abbreviated hours over the Memorial Day Weekend

Due to the Memorial Day weekend, the Kresge Library Reference Service will be closed on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25 for the holiday weekend. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Kresge Library Services Summer 2020


Reference Assistance during Spring & Summer Terms

We are happy to help you this summer on whatever your information needs might be, including:

  • Courses
  • Ross programs (Tauber, LBLE, Maymester, etc.)
  • Internship research projects
  • Ross clubs
  • Interview preparation and job search
  • Business ideas and planning
  • Anything else that requires business information resources

Through the end of June, we are expanding reference services from our normal summer hours.We will have chat from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week and always via email: kresge_library@umich.edu or use this webform: http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/contact.html.


Services for New Ross Alumni

For graduates, we are expecting your iMpact status to change to Alumni sometime in June. Until then, you will have full access to the Kresge Library Databases.

Reference services continue to be available to you as a Ross Alumni. For information on reference and other services for Ross Alumni, see our Alumni Support page: https://www.bus.umich.edu/Kresgelibrary/services/alumni.html




Additional Resources for You
  • Bloomberg certification - is available for students, even recent graduates. Visit https://portal.bloombergforeducation.com/login to create an account. You do not need a 'course code' when you sign up. 
  • Kresge 'Fun & Functional' guide - especially if you have finished watching Ozark and Better Call Saul - https://kresgeguides.bus.umich.edu/fun. This includes recreational options from Michigan's libraries as well as resources to help you learn a skill (such as Python, Excel, etc.). 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Spring/Summer TEXTPAK Availability

Spring and Spring/Summer course materials will be published the week of April 20. There may be slight delays in publication as Kresge Learning Support staff work to put new processes in place, but you will receive a Canvas announcement when your course’s materials are accessible. If you’d like to be sure you don’t miss that announcement, please update your Canvas settings.

Digital course materials will be accessible, as usual, through the StudyNet tool in your Canvas course site. Printed course materials, called TEXTPAKs, are also still available for purchase. As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has required the closure of the Ross campus and restricted TEXTPAK pickup options. To ensure that you can still receive TEXTPAKs, we are working with the University of Michigan’s Print/Copy/Mail service to provide free shipping on all TEXTPAKs through USPS Priority Mail (for US addresses) and UPS Worldship (for international addresses) during the Spring/Summer terms. We hope this will be helpful to you!

If you would like a printed TEXTPAK, please be sure to:
  • Purchase it a little earlier than you usually would, to allow time for any shipping delays, and
  • Enter the correct shipping address, or the address to which you would like the TEXTPAK delivered, when prompted during the ordering process. (For example, if you have remained on campus, please enter your “campus address;” if you have returned home, please enter your “permanent address”.)
Please contact us at kresge_learn@umich.edu if there is any way we can help.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Free Licensed Resources fo Fun and Functional Learning

Kresge is providing a list of various resources for fun and functional self enrichment during this time.  See the guide for info/access to the following: 

  • videos, fiction, documentaries and other library resources from the comfort of your own home or device.
  • learning new skills
  • Free Resources open to everyone