Monroe County Library System,  Monroe, MI 48162


Library Services

Materials Available at the Library:

Art For Loan is a collection of paintings by local artists that can be borrowed to enjoy in your home or office. Find Art for Loan Items in our online catalog.

Books in a Variety of Formats Including:
• Hardcover and Paperback
• Books on CD and Tape
• Downloadable Audiobooks
• eBooks
• Large Print
Search for items on our online catalog

Magazines and Newspapers are available in print at branches and online.

DVDs ranging from latest feature films to how-to’s.
See our Movies Page for recommendations.

Music CDs including Top 40, soundtracks and more.
See our Music Page for recommendations.

Special Collections:
George Armstrong Custer
• Michigan Collection
• Local History
Federal and State Government Documents
Business Resource Center

Features Available Online:

Browse our Catalog
Online Reader’s Advisory Featuring Booklists, Staff Picks, New Releases, and More
Music and Movie Recommendations
Calendar of Events
eResearch Featuring Online Databases and Genealogy Resources
Ask a Librarian
Recommended Sites
Branch Information, Locations, and Hours

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Library Services:

Book Clubs
We offer a variety of book clubs at different branches.

Computers and Computer Classes
Public use computers are available at all branches. Computer classes are also available on a variety of topics. Find our schedule at:

Fax Services
Monroe County Library System provides a fax service to the public at all branch libraries. The Library will also receive documents via fax for individuals. Please call your local branch for more information.

Friends of the Library
Friends provide an opportunity to get involved in local branch activities. Friends sponsor book sales, programming and events designed to support and enhance library service to the community. Printable membership application

Help with genealogy research is available using up-to-date technology, including state-of-the-art microfilm readers and access to the Library of the Latter Day Saints Genealogy collection.

Interlibrary Loan
Can’t find what you need in our online catalog? Try MelCat, the State of Michigan’s online catalog at Still can’t find it? Contact your branch or use our online request form
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Photocopies can be made at all branch libraries. Some machines have reduction and enlargement capabilities. Color copies are available at Bedford, Dorsch, and Ellis branch libraries.

We provide a variety of programs for all ages including storytimes in all branches. See our calendar for a complete list of programs for children, adults and teens offered at:

Reference Services
The Reference Staff can help with homework, genealogy, science fair projects, Blue Book values, resumes, research and any other question you might have. Visit a member of the Reference Team at the Ellis Reference and Information Center, Bedford Branch Library, or Ask a Librarian.

Senior Delivery Service
The “Library in Motion” Senior Service van travels to several locations throughout Monroe County delivering materials requested by individuals to Senior housing complexes, Senior activity centers, nursing homes and home-bound readers.

Tax Forms
Federal and State tax forms can be found in all branches of the library, or you can download the forms you need here.

CCTVs provide help for the visually impaired and are available at the Bedford Branch, Dorsch Memorial Branch, and the Ellis Library & Reference Center.

Wireless Internet Access
MCLS is pleased to be able to offer patrons wireless access within defined areas of all our branch libraries. Printable instructions and guidelines on how to set up your laptop.

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