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Library of Michigan building:
702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915

10 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday (except certain state holidays - scroll down for days closed)*
10 am to 4 pm Saturday

*Please visit our COVID-19: Updates on Library Services page for reopening information and the status of other services.

Admission is free and open to the public. The building is accessible to people with disabilities.

8 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday

Library Development:
517-335-1516 or 877-479-0021
8 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday

Law Library:
10 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday

Martha W. Griffiths Rare Book Room:
By appointment only 10 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday
Call 517-335-1477 for appointments

Also in Our Building

Michigan History Museum: M - F, 9 am to 4:30 pm; Sa, 10 am to 4 p.; Su, 1 to 5 pm (517-335-2573)
Michigan History Museum Store: M - F, 10 am to 5 pm; Sa, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm; Su, 1 to 5 pm (517-335-2582)
Archives of Michigan: M - F, 1 to 5 pm; Sa, 10 am to 4 pm (517-335-2576)
Braille and Talking Book Library: M - F, 8 am to 5 pm (800-992-9012)
Snack Shop: M - F, 7 am to 4 pm (517-894-2586)

Mailing the Library of Michigan

USPS Mailing address:
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507

UPS or FedEx address:
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Butler Street Loading Dock
Lansing, MI 48915


Map of downtown Lansing highlighting the Michigan Library and Historical Center (PDF)

Google mapping to the Library of Michigan


Visitor parking is located south of the building with a $1 per hour fee, with a maximum of $8 per day. A credit card is required for entry, and payment is made upon exit. Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. Weekend parking is free. Visitors should approach on Kalamazoo Street and turn north onto the circle drive to enter the visitor parking lot.

School bus drivers: Height sensors will activate the gate and you will be granted free entry to the lot.

Additional public parking is available north of the building across Allegan Street (east of the Hall of Justice and Vietnam Memorial). However, the north entrance of the Michigan Library and Historical Center is not accessible to people with disabilities. You will need to cross Allegan Street at Butler Boulevard. Allegan is a one-way street with traffic flowing from west to east.

Days the Library of Michigan will be Closed in 2021

The Library of Michigan will be closed on the following days listed below. The Library is closed on Sundays. 
Dates closed are subject to change. Call 517-335-1477 to confirm dates.

Days Closed in 2021

  • Friday, January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • Monday, January 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Monday, February 15 (Presidents' Day)
  • Saturday - Monday, May 29-31 (Memorial Day)
  • Saturday - Monday July 3-5 (Independence Day)
  • Saturday - Monday, September 4-6 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • Thursday - Saturday, November 25-28 (Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday - Saturday, December 23-26 (Christmas)
  • Thursday - Saturday, December 30-January 2, 2022 (New Year's)

Updated 9/7/2021