Welcome to Statewide Library Services
- We provide wide-ranging services to library staff and trustees around the state including MeL coordination, certification for librarians, LSTA administration, state aid and penal fines, Plinkit coordination, resources for library trustees and statistical data. Phone: (517) 373-1580 Fax: (517) 373-5700
- Contact Statewide Library Services Staff
- Library of Michigan A - Z Index
- Michlib-L (mish-libe el) By, for and about Michigan libraries.
- Library of Michigan ListservsListservs hosted by Library of Michigan staff (or, in the case of GOVDOC-M, a list of interest to people who may have been subscribed to a Library of Michigan listserv in the past).
- Michigan Library DirectoryLook up library contact, location and hours information as well as class size, cooperative affiliation, director and more. You can also create a mailing list of various types of Michigan libraries at this site.
- Public Library Internet Access Requirements State and federal regulations and best practice guidelines regarding Internet access in libraries.
Workshops & Events
Statewide Library Services
Great Things Happening Around the State
- Top Innovator: Grand Rapids library wins award for DigiBridge partnership with school districtGrand Rapids Public Library has teamed up with the Grand Rapids Public Schools to connect students and educators to the library's online resources and technology. The program provides students with eReaders, a technology camp, database training and digital library cards. Check out them out at the Oct 29 ConnectMI Broadband Summit.
- Reader Dog Program at Grosse Pointe Public LibrariesKudos to this imaginative program now in its 11th year. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited in to practice their reading skills - on therapy dogs. It's a comfortable environment to sharpen early literacy skills and the dogs love the attention. A win-win for everyone!
- Detroit Venture Partners interns create Detroit Public Library app to win Automation Alley hackathonDavid Kircos and Hunter Rosenblume, interns at Detroit Venture Partners, won Automation Alley's first 24-hour hackathon. The event, dubbed #hackDPL, tasked developers with building a mobile app for the Detroit Public Library. The pair won a $5,000 prize, allowing users to search the library's catalog and order e-books.