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Hours Alert!!!

The Library will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labore Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, September 2.

Library of Michigan building:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
new10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the 2nd Saturday of every month
(April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13)

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
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:
1 pm to 4 pm Monday - Friday
Other hours by appointment; call 517-373-1300
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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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 at 702 W. Kalamazoo St. in 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. You may pay by cash or credit card. Weekend parking is free. Visitors should approach on Kalamazoo Street and turn north onto the circle drive to enter the visitor parking lot.

NOTE: There are two pay stations, one at the exit accessible from the vehicle and one in between the double doors of the south building entrance. The pay stations will accept $1, $5, $10 and $20 as well as credit cards and will provide change.

School bus drivers: Height sensors will activiate 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 08/22/2014

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