MeL-logo-10-18.png  MeL (the Michigan eLibrary)

MeL new-window-icon.png, the Michigan eLibrary, is a statewide service administered by the Library of Michigan new-window-icon.png.

  • is an anywhere, anytime library for Michigan residents.
  • contains magazine, newspaper and journal articles, books, eBooks, online courses and evaluated websites.
  • can be used by any citizen of the state at no charge 24 hours/day.

MeL is a statewide service of the Library of Michigan new-window-icon.png, an agency of the Michigan Department of Education. The Library of Michigan contracts with MCLS and partners with a number of Michigan organizations and institutions to provide MeL services. Support for the Michigan eLibrary program is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services new-window-icon.png through the Library of Michigan new-window-icon.png, part of the Michigan Department of Education.

MCLS staff provide implementation, support, and training for two components of MeL: MeLCat & the MeL eResources. MCLS staff also manages RIDES, the statewide delivery service. If your library is looking for ways to promote MeL, those resources can be found in's Marketing Resources. new-window-icon.png