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Advanced Search: Enables keyword and boolean searches of the catalog (MeLCat), MeL databases, selected websites, and digital repositories for books, articles, and additional content available both within and outside of MeL.






The Michigan eLibrary search engine above provides Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information.

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Does your book club need something new to read? Check out our list of titles available at the library! With one checkout, you get between 5-13 copies of the same book to distribute to your book club!


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