• book cover for Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan by J. Alan Holman REWIND: A Look Back at Previous Michigan Notable Books & Authors

    2013 Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan by J. Alan Holman (Wayne State University Press)

    In 2013, the Michigan Notable Book selection committee found plenty to like about Michigan's 54 species of amphibians and reptiles, as documented in Dr. J. Alan Holman's Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan: A Quaternary and Recent Faunal Adventure.


  • silhouetted superhero family Michigan Genealogical Council 2017 Fall Family History Event!

    How do you make a great conference even better?  Add the expertise of Library of Michigan staff to the lineup of speakers!  Librarians Bernadette Bartlett and Kendel Darragh will be sharing their insights on using the Library's different collections to advance your family history research.  Who knows what super-hero lineage may lurk in your family tree? Find details on their presentations in the conference agenda.

    Sat, October 21, 2017,  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Michigan Library and Historical Center


  • Award State Librarian's Excellence Award given to East Lansing Public Library

    LANSING – The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) has earned the 2017 State Librarian's Excellence Award for superior customer service, State Librarian Randy Riley announced today. This year’s Citations of Excellence went to the Interlochen Public Library and Tahquamenon Area School Public Library in Newberry. Each library receives $1,000 as a Citation of Excellence winner. The State Librarian's Excellence Award is sponsored by the Roger and June B. Mendel Fund through the Library of Michigan Foundation. 


  • Law books at the Library of Michigan Law Library

    From federal and state case law online to up-to-date copies of some of the most respected legal resources for attorney and layman alike to rich historical holdings, the State Law Library offers access to a collection of legal materials first established in 1828. Visit us in person from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or on the Web.

  • yellow hardhat and 2 screwdrivers superimposed over blueprintsWe want YOU to know about our upcoming renovation!

    The Library is excited to announce that a new look is coming to the 2nd floor service area!  As is the case with all remodels, there will be some disruption along the way as we install our new service desk.  Here are some dates to be on the lookout for:

    • September 20 - The reference desk will relocate to the south side of the Atrium for the duration of the renovation.
    • September 21 - The public computers & microfilm scanners will be down.
    • September 25 - The demolition and renovation will begin.

    Look here for any updates to this schedule.

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