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Library Of Michigan

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Family History

Family History

Law, genealogy, newspapers, county guides to our collections, and more. We serve Michigan residents online and in person. 

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Law Library

Law Library

Research guides, directory of Michigan law libraries, and helpful online resources. 

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Library holdings, Michigan newspaper family histories, and general newspaper resources.

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Looking to check out Library of Michigan materials or use our online resources? Apply for a Library of Michigan Library Card.
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Government Info

Government information

Are you researching a government issue?  Are you tangled in red tape?  Head to the Library of Michigan!  Our federal, state, and local government collections provide authoritative information that contributes to government transparency.  No time to visit?  Check out our digital content.
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Michigan Materials

Michigan Materials

The Michigan Collection consists of current and historical materials from all subject areas which concentrate on Michigan and the Great Lakes. The Collection enhances the knowledge of the State and its people and includes: books, microfilm, microfiche, maps and audiovisual.
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Michigan Notable Books

The Michigan Notable Book program highlights 20 new books each year which feature Michigan people, places and events. The program shines a light on Michigan’s best writers and then shares their stories with residents of the state as well as the nation. 

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Michigan Poet Laureate

Explore the activities of the Michigan Poet Laureate program and learn more about Michigan Poet Laureate Nandi Comer.
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Online Resources for Library Cardholders

The Library of Michigan offers a wide selection of online resources to Library of Michigan library cardholders.
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Programs For The Public

Come learn with the Library of Michigan! See our schedule of online virtual programs as well as recordings of previous topics.
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Rare Books

Rare Books

The Library of Michigan has been collecting since 1828. Since that time items deemed irreplaceable have been placed in the Martha Griffiths Rare Book Room. This room was built entirely with donated private funds. These materials can be found via the library’s catalog. They are available for use during regular library hours by appointment.
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Services For The Public

Library of Michigan reference staff provide a variety of services to the Public. Learn more about the in-building and online services as well as much more.
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Library of Michigan Digital

Library of Michigan's online platform containing born-digital publications, digitized materials from the Library of Michigan's own collections, and content provided through partnerships and collaborations with Michigan libraries, cultural institutions, state and local governments, and individuals.
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Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Use the database to find out about Michigan authors! You can look for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books and much more. You can find authors for presentations and visits.

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Michigan Legislative Biography Database

Covers members of the Michigan state legislature from the first session following statehood in 1835 through the current session. Over 5,500 have served in the legislature as of 2018.

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Find Michigan-focused Fiction and Non-fiction eBooks - all without wait lists or holds! Developed in partnership with the presses of University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University as well as Michigan Humanities.

Information about exhibiting art at the Library of Michigan

Check this page for information about displaying your artwork at LM.

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Application for Artists to Display Their Work

You can find the application to display your artwork here. Please note that after submitting this form you will also need to email pictures of what you'd like to display to

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