Collection & Research Tools

Library Catalog

Browse available titles for our library as well as titles we can get for you from other local libraries.

Michigan Electronic Libary

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.

Interlibrary Loan Request

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!

Remote Library Card Sign-Up

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.

Consumer Reports

Browse articles from the popular magazine Consumer Reports from 1985-present.

Learning Express Library

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!

Auto Repair Resources

Enter your vehicle information to obtain troubleshooting and possible repair suggestions.

ASE Exams

Information and test prep for ASE exams.

Digital Books & Magazines

Up North Digital Collection

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!

Flipster

Download the Flipster app or access the above link on your computer and "check out" some digital magazines today!

Up North Digital Kids Collection

Up North Digital collection curated especially for children & teens.

Misinformation & Fake News Resources

Snopes.com

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.org

FactCheck is "a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics."

PolitiFact

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

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."

Digital Media Literacy

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

Media Bias/Fact Check

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.

Trusted News Browser Extension

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.

FakerFact (url check and browser extensions)

Enter a website URL to get feedback regarding the content or download and install a browser extension for firefox or chrome.