Collection & Research Tools
Browse available titles for our library as well as titles we can get for you from other local libraries.
If you do not find what you are looking for locally, browse the state-wide system to see if we can get it for you from one of the 400+ participating libraries across the state of Michigan.
If you can't find what you're looking for in our local catalog and strike out in the MeL Catalog as well, please submit a request using this form and we'll do our best to find what you're looking for!
We are now offering remote card sign-up for folks who reside in our District. Once our building is open to the public again, you may stop in to sign your application and pick up your cards. We will need to verify your address at that time. A picture ID or piece of mail with your current address on it will work.
Browse articles from the popular magazine Consumer Reports from 1985-present.
Your gateway to career, computer, and adult core skills as well as grade level skill support, high school equivalency preparation and college test prep. This is a practical resource with a lot of information!
Enter your vehicle information to obtain troubleshooting and possible repair suggestions.
Information and test prep for ASE exams.
Digital Books & Magazines
There are libraries all over the state of Michigan that participate in curating a collection of eBooks & audiobooks for you to enjoy. Download the Libby or Overdrive app today!
Download the Flipster app or access the above link on your computer and "check out" some digital magazines today!
Up North Digital collection curated especially for children & teens.
Misinformation & Fake News Resources
Utilizing investigative reporting and source documentation snopes present information in a way that helps folks do their own research and sift through misinformation to make up their own minds about a variety of content.
FactCheck is "a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics."
Politifact says, "Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy."
Allsides About Us: "We expose people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world — and each other. Our balanced news coverage, media bias ratings, civil dialogue opportunities, and technology platform are available for everyone and can be integrated by schools, nonprofits, media companies, and more."
Self-led online workshops designed to help folks evaluate & read webpages, and judge online content. Also offers some knowledge related to a variety of other pertinent topics such as bias, filter bubbles, echo chambers and digital manipulations of photos and videos
Some articles contain technically factual information but is presented with definite bias. This doesn't always make the information less true but it is often a good idea to be aware of the bias. They also have a browser extension for chrome and firefox as well as a facebook app extension. The facebook app extension could be particularly useful if you tend to get most of your news on facebook.
This is a browser extension for chrome that gives feedback on content related to political bias, sexism, racism, toxic content (containing demeaning language and abusive language in general) and/or clickbait content.
Enter a website URL to get feedback regarding the content or download and install a browser extension for firefox or chrome.