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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 Librarian@Michigan.gov to schedule an appointment.
Featured Michigan Materials
The Library of Michigan Presents: Michigan in Brief
Facts on Michigan's history, state symbols, population, geography, economy and more.
Michigan Materials and Online Resources
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.
Read your way through Michigan with Fiction and Non-Fiction titles highlighting the rich literary culture of our state.
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.