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Michigan Materials

The Michigan Collection at the Library of Michigan consists of current and historical materials from all subject areas which concentrate on Michigan and the Great Lakes or are written by Michigan authors. 
Titles are selected that enhance the knowledge of the State and its people. The collection consists of items in multiple formats including books, microform, maps, AV, and more. Also find Fiction and poetry works written by a Michigan author, or the work is set in Michigan or the Great Lakes.  

The Michigan Collection is located on the second floor of the Library. Locate items housed in the collection by using ANSWER, the Library of Michigan’s online catalog. First copies of all titles in the Michigan collection are noncirculating and must be used within the Library. Any duplicate copies can be checked out by those with a Library of Michigan library card. 
Many Michigan items are also housed in the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room. The Rare Book Room is open Monday – Friday by appointment between 10:00AM-5:00PM. Please call 517-335-1477 or email to schedule an appointment.

Featured Michigan Materials

Woman's Suffrage in Michigan: A Timeline of the Movement

Timeline of suffrage in Michigan developed in partnership with the Michigan State Capitol.
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The Library of Michigan Presents: Michigan in Brief

Facts on Michigan's history, state symbols, population, geography, economy and more.

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Poets of Michigan

Biographies and selected works of poets Will Carleton, John C. Wright and Edgar Guest.

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Michigan Materials and Online Resources

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County Guides

The Michigan Collection contains a wealth of historical and contemporary resources specific to Michigan counties. They include books, maps, newspapers, government publications and more. A valuable resource for anyone needing accurate details for a Michigan location.

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Michigan Booklists

Read your way through Michigan with Fiction and Non-Fiction titles highlighting the rich literary culture of our state.

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Michigan Bibliographies

The Michigan Bibliographies are lists of materials of potential interest to Michigan researchers. Each bibliography is a set of edited content on chosen topics relevant to Michigan history, culture or exhibits housed on the Library of Michigan.

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Library of Michigan Newspapers

Library microfilm holdings, Michigan newspaper family histories, and general newspaper resources.
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Online Resources for Library of Michigan Library Cardholders

Subscription databases providing access to a wide range of digitized Michigan content - all available for Library of Michigan library cardholders.
Online Resources for Library Cardholders
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Online Michigan History Resources

Links to online resources and digitized content from Michigan libraries and other historical organizations across the state.
Online Michigan History Resources