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Donations to Library of Michigan Collections

The Library of Michigan actively accepts additions to its collections and holdings. Examples of items accepted include (but not limited to):

  • State of Michigan and local government published documents and publications
  • Published (privately or commercially) films, videos and audio recordings of Michigan governments, businesses and organizations
  • Minutes, reports, and proceedings of Michigan organizations
  • Directories of Michigan localities and organizations
  • Michigan maps and flat file items (e.g. posters)
  • Brochures and flyers
  • Michigan newspapers, periodicals, and serials
  • Compiled Michigan-focused conference papers
  • Michigan Family History information
    • Compiled cemetery transcriptions
    • Published vital record information
    • Society newsletters
    • Published histories of Michigan localities
  • Yearbooks of Michigan high schools, colleges/universities, and other post-secondary institutions
  • Printed Fiction/Non-Fiction works (commercially or privately/self-published) by Michigan authors
  • Collective papers of Michigan authors
    • Letters, emails
    • Journals, diaries, blogs

All gifted/donated items become the property of the Library of Michigan and will be evaluated and handled in the same manner as purchased materials. No conditional terms of acceptance are permitted. Acceptance of all items is at the discretion of the Library of Michigan. Inquiries about donations may be made by contacting the Library of Michigan at 517-335-1477 or by email to

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Your generous tax-deductible gift today will help assure The Library of Michigan Foundation continues to support the Library of Michigan in improving crucial services and ensuring a rich literary culture.