The Michigan eLibrary is Michigan’s virtual library. This service of the Library of Michigan, developed with the participation of Michigan libraries, is designed to offer every library and resident of the state equitable and easy-to-use access to a core set of information resources.
MeL resources include the following:
- Novelist - Helps to find the next best fiction book to read. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more. This has something for children, young adults, and adults, plus specific information for teachers, and librarians. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
- MeLCat – a valuable resource-sharing service that removes geographic barriers, effectively allowing users to search for books and other materials from an ever-growing collection of participating libraries' holdings and have those materials delivered to their local library.
- MeL Databases – an array of subscription-only resources, including millions of articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers and journals covering all subject areas and ages - business and legal, health, science and technology, information for K-12 students and educators; thousands of general-interest electronic books; and 100 practice tests for academic or career preparation.
- MeL Internet – a collection that brings together a wealth of librarian-vetted information resources on a wide range of topics, including Michigan-specific information, career and job tools, consumer health resources and homework help.
Procedures for requesting on MelCat