Michigan eLibrary Information: www.michigan.gov/mel

  • Michigan eLibrary, Your Anywhere, Anytime LibraryWelcome to MeL Information

    MeL, the Michigan eLibrary, is an anywhere, anytime library for Michigan residents. This site provides information about the administration of MeL, with links to contact staff, find promotional materials and keep up with the latest news about MeL.

2018 MeL Databases Announcement

  • MeL Databases Announcement PDF icon

    The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce that our most recent procurement process is nearing the finish line and we can announce our intentions to you. Our MeL Databases RFP process began with 8 listening sessions held in several communities around the state from Canton to Marquette. Your feedback helped shape the content of the RFP which was issued in January of this year. Several vendors responded to the RFP and 11 vendors were asked to provide trial access and product demonstrations via webinars. More than 200 members of the library community evaluated database resources during the trial period and provided detailed feedback to us via an evaluation survey. The decisions on the final choices were made using your evaluations and the available budget allocated to the Michigan eLibrary program.

  • New MeL Resources available October 1, 2018 PDF icon

    Here is a concise list of the entire new slate of MeL resources as well as continuing subscriptions.

  • Crosswalk of new MeL eResources Excel icon

    This is a full list of all of the new MeL eResources and how they compare to the Gale resources that will be discontinued at the end of September. 

  • Thanks for your feedback about the 2018 MeL RFP Process

    If you would like to submit your comments via a web form, please click on the link above.

Contact MeL Staff

  • Contact MeL staff Find MeLCat implementation and technical support staff, MeL's marketing and PR experts, MeL Databases training/support staff and MeL administrative contacts.

MeL Toolbars, Widgets and Helper Applications

Promotional Materials

What's in MeL?

Reach Technical Support

  • Technical Support Find contact information for technical questions and learn more about accessing MeL using a Michigan driver's license or state ID number.

MeL History

  • MeL History Trace MeL from its beginnings as Access Michigan, the Michigan eLibrary and ATLAS: Action Team for Library Advancement Statewide.


  • MeL Statistics View MeL statistics as they build quarterly as well as for the previous two years' worth of stats for the databases, MeLCat, the MeL homepage and the MeL gateways.


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  • If you didn't find the information you're looking for, please e-mail contact@mel.org.