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  • Family History

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

Law Library

  • Law Library

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


  • Newspapers

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

Michigan Notable Books

Michigan Notable Books

  • 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 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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Government Information

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    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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Rare books

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    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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Michigan Authors and Illustrators

  • 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

  • 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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