Administered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan’s libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org) will provide all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet; and provide an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.
- MeL Databases allow you instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Databases are available for kids, adults, and on specialized topics such as car repair and practice tests.
- MeLCat allows you to order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials and have them delivered to your participating library. View a video to familiarize yourself with MeLCat.
- MeL Michigana contains photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical Michigan data. View a video to familiarize yourself with MeL Michigana.
- MeL Portals include specialized resources such as those in health, business and areas for kids and teens.
We are happy to now provide LTPL customers with access to ReferenceUSA!
Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from the Ann Arbor News and The Detroit News. This authoritative source for Michigan information includes birth, marriage and death notices. Content is currently available from 1845-1922 and 1999-current. We eventually hope to provide continuous coverage from 1845-current. Your feedback would be appreciated. Acquisition depends upon community interest and support.
In House Databases
Several databases are accessible from the library, using library public access computers. The following databases are available for use at the library:
- Ancestry Library
- Find My Past
- American Ancestors