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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center

Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Bill Reiser, Ellis Library Manager 
Louis Komorowski, Ellis Reference Center Manager

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  • Fax machine
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • TDD
  • Computers
    • 5 Online Public Access Catalog
    • 29 Public Internet Computers
    • 3 Reference Computers - By Appointment Only
  • Scanner- Must scan image to personal email. Will not scan to a disc or flashdrive.
  • Photocopy machine - 10 cents for black and white, 50 cents for color copies
  • Microfilm reader/printers - 3 reader printers available. 10 cents per copy. Located in the special collections area of Ellis.
  • CCTV - Large TV like magnifyer designed to assist those with vision problems. Located in the special collections area of Ellis.
  • Computer System for Blind and Physically Challenged - This system is reserved for those with vision problems or other physical disabilities. It is made up of a scanner, 17" flat screen, software that will magnify images on the screen, software to read aloud words on the screen, and adaptive mouse and keyboards.


QA with Jean Alicia Elster

Jean Alicia Elster is the author of the 2014 Michigan Notable Book, The Colored Car. We asked Ms. Elster to share her summer reading list.

  • Do you have any comments about your summer reading list? My summer list is all fiction. I'm trying to cram in as many fiction titles as possible before I start my next writing project.
  • What future projects are you planning? Later this summer I'll start work on the third volume in my fictionalized Ford family saga.
  • Are there any books that have had a major impact on you as a writer? Of course. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, just to name a few.
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