MeL (the Michigan eLibrary)


MeL, the Michigan eLibrary, is a statewide project administered by the Library of Michigan. MeL:
  • is an anywhere, anytime library for Michigan residents.
  • contains magazine, newspaper and journal articles, books, ebooks, online courses and evaluated Web sites.
  • can be used by any citizen of the state at no charge 24 hours/day.

MeL has grown from the combination of several statewide projects. The original projects were the Michigan Electronic Library, a collection of Internet resources selected by librarians (1992), and AccessMichigan, a project to provide more than 60 licensed commercial databases to Michigan's libraries (1997) free of charge. MeLCat, a statewide resource sharing project, was made available to the public in January 2005, and AccessMichigan was renamed MeL Databases.

MeL is a project of the Library of Michigan, an agency of the state government. The Library of Michigan contracts with MCLS and partners with a number of Michigan organizations and institutions to provide MeL services. MeL is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.

MCLS staff provide support and training for two components of MeL: MeLCat & the MeL Databases.

General MeL information for Michigan library staff is available at the following links:


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Libraries: to report an addition or change in your library's IP address, please use the IP Reporting Form.