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Library Of Michigan

Services For State Employees

Overview of Services

Library of Michigan reference staff provide a variety of services to State of Michigan employees. Staff will:

  • Locate articles in newspapers and magazines.
  • Research factual and statistical information, such as demographics, addresses, quotations and dates.
  • Provide materials from the Library's extensive collections.
  • Investigate a topic and send appropriate background and in-depth materials.
  • Obtain materials we do not own from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery.
  • Consult and train in the use of print, electronic and Internet resources.
  • Develop subject bibliographies.

Our research draws from a variety of print and electronic resources. The Library's Main Collection focuses on government and policy research as well as includes a strong general reference collection. Staff also meet your information needs with our Special Collections, which comprises of LawFederal and State Government documents, and Michigan material.

Research Sources

The Library of Michigan offers a wide range of print and digital resources for State of Michigan employees.

  • Print and Audio/Visual Items: Search for books, magazines and newspapers, videos, maps, and more using the Library's ANSWER catalog.
  • Online Resources: Expand your research options with our subscription databases.
  • Michigan eLibrary: Find additional online resources through the Michigan eLibrary.
  • Library of Michigan Digital: Library of Michigan's online repository and serves as a point of access for unique and rare Michigan-specific materials, many of them published by Michigan state government. 

Book/Article InterLibrary Loan Requests

Not finding something in our collections? State employees can request work-related material from the Library of Michigan to be delivered through InterLibrary Loan. Submit your information request electronically through our online forms.

Request A Book
Request An Article

Have more questions about InterLibrary Loans. Find more information on our InterLibrary Loan FAQ page.

Library Card

Many resources through the Library of Michigan require a Library of Michigan Library Card for access. This includes checking out circulating items from the Library's physical collection and using online databases subscribed to by the Library of Michigan. All State of Michigan employees are eligible for cards. Register for card in-person at the library's reference desk or digitally through our online form.

Returning Borrowed Materials

Items borrowed from the Library of Michigan may be returned at the 2nd floor Service Desk or at our outside book return, which is accessible from the circle drive by the south entrance to our building. Enter the drive from Kalamazoo St. between Butler and Pine Streets.

MeLCat Requests

As of Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Library of Michigan's MeLCat Borrowing and Lending is suspended while the library undergoes a significant software transition. Please consider utilizing your library card from your local public library to obtain MeLCat materials from other Michigan libraries. Use the Michigan Library Directory to find your nearest public library.

Tours and Tutorial Sessions

Library of Michigan staff are available to provide tours and tutorial sessions to State of Michigan employees on Library resources. Tours/Sessions may be scheduled for in-person at our facility or remotely through Microsoft Teams. Email us at or call 517-335-1477 for available dates/times.

Law Library Services

The State Law Library offers research services and training sessions to State of Michigan employees that are specifically tailored to the the Law Library collection. Find more information on the Law Library's Research Services page.

Conference Rooms

The Michigan Library and Historical Center's Lake Superior and Forum rooms are administered by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Inquiries about reserving these rooms are to be directed to the DTMB Events Coordinator by either calling 517-242-6917 or emailing

DTMB-0451 Event Application

Special Collections Update

The Special Collections Update is a biweekly email bulletin highlighting the services and material of the Library of Michigan's Special Collections. Readers will learn about new acquisitions, upcoming programs, item/resource spotlights, and more. Stay informed on the resources of your state library by signing up at


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Find additional contact information and location directions for the Library of Michigan on our Contact and Visit Us page.

Updated: 1/23/2024