Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs
LIBRARY OF MICHIGAN EXPANDS HOURS AND SERVICES BEGINNING JANUARY 9, 2016
December 14, 2015
LANSING – The Library of Michigan will expand its hours and services to better serve Michigan citizens and state government.
Beginning January 9, 2016, the main library will be open every Saturday (excluding certain state holidays) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During open hours, library users can access the largest collection of Michigan newspapers anywhere, as well as an in-depth collection of Michigan specific periodicals, books, government documents, maps and audiovisual materials.
In addition, public internet access will be available, offering online subscription databases related to education, public health, newspapers and family history. Staff will be available on the second floor to assist with research questions and locating materials.
“We are expanding services and upgrading equipment to answer an increased demand for access to the library’s unique collections and the knowledge and expertise our staff has to offer to anyone needing information,” said State Librarian Randy Riley.
The increase in open hours accompanies the acquisition of a suite of versatile digital microfilm scanners, new public computers with added features, and a centralized printing system that will enhance the visitor’s experience.
The State Law Library will continue to be available only during the Library’s weekday schedule, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. After a hiatus of five years, the library also will resume circulating materials to the public at large in January 2016.
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The Library of Michigan – Michigan’s official state library agency for more than 175 years – is part of the Michigan Department of Education. To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan