Contact and Visit Us:


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The Library will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.  Normal hours will resume Tuesday, September 6.  Have a safe and happy holiday!





Hours and Phone

Mailing and Fax

Visit Us


Library of Michigan building:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
red arrow with text look10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (excepting certain state holidays

PLEASE NOTE:  The Law Library and Rare Book Room are NOT open Saturday.

State employees only: For access to the library weekdays between the hours of 8 and 10 am,
please call 517-373-1300 to confirm staff availability.

Reference desk phone:
8 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday
10 am to 4 pm Saturday

Reference email:
Reference fax:
(517) 373-3381
Reference online:

Law Reference desk phone:
10 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday
Law Reference email:
Law online:

Rare Book Room:
Effective February 9, 2015, access to materials from the Rare Book Collection is by appointment only.
Items may be requested by email to or by calling (517) 373-1300 for use, depending on staff availability, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Rare Book Room online:

Administration and Statewide Services phone:
517-373-1580 or 877-479-0021
8 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday
Statewide Services Fax:
Statewide Services online:

The Library is closed on official state holidays.

Martha W. Griffiths Rare Book Room: call 517-373-1300 for hours or to make an appointment.

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Michigan Department of Education:

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909




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USPS Mailing address:
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507

UPS or FedEx address:
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Butler Street Loading Dock
Lansing, MI 48915

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702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915

The Library of Michigan is located in the Michigan Library and Historical Center building two blocks west of the State Capitol between Allegan and Kalamazoo Streets in downtown Lansing.

Admission is free. The building is accessible to people with disabilities.

Michigan Library and Historical Center building 


Getting Around the Interior of the Library

Driving Directions from Michigan cities. 

Map of downtown Lansing highlighting the Michigan Library and Historical Center (PDF)

Map of Greater Lansing (PDF) 


Visitor parking is located south of the building with a $1 per hour fee, with a maximum of $8 per day. Payment at the exit gate is by credit card only. Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. The Automated Pay Station inside the south entrance to the Library and Historical Center will accept cash and credit card payments. Any denomination of currency is accepted, and the station will provide change. Weekend parking is free. Visitors should approach on Kalamazoo Street and turn north onto the circle drive to enter the visitor parking lot.

School bus drivers: Height sensors will activate the intercom. After verification by camera, you will be granted free entry to the lot.

Additional public parking is available north of the building across Allegan Street (east of the Hall of Justice and Vietnam Memorial). However, the north entrance of the Michigan Library and Historical Center is not accessible to people with disabilities. You will need to cross Allegan Street at Butler Boulevard. Allegan is a one-way street with traffic flowing from west to east.

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Updated 06/27/16