Michigan eLibrary Information: www.michigan.gov/mel

  • Michigan eLibraryWelcome 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 eResource URLs September 26, 2018 DOC icon

    Here is a simple list of MeL eResources with Geo-IP authenticated links.

  • 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. 

Promotional Materials

  • Promotional Materials

    Find promotional materials you can use at your library including brochures, bookmarks, and posters. Free to order. Materials with the new MeL logo coming in now!

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    MeL has a help desk staffed by the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. They're available to provide technical support for the eResources and MeLCat and field questions from library staff, educators, and the public. Fill out this simple form and receive a quick response.