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Library Of Michigan


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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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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What's in your wallet? Make it 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 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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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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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

Artist Application

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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