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  Saturday - 10 am to 2 pm
  Sunday - Closed
3116 Main Street
Marlette, MI 48453

Phone: (989) 635-2838
Fax: (989) 635-8005
Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

Our library is part of MeLCat, the statewide catalog and materials-delivery service.  MeLCat is Michigan's new statewide online union catalog and resource sharing system.  It contains the combined holdings of all participating Michigan libraries (expected to eventually include approximately 12 million unique titles representing 48 million items).  Libraries will be added to MeLCat on a quarterly basis for the next several years.  Many libraries in our region have already loaded their holdings and are now using MelCat.

Library patrons will enjoy the following benefits through MeLCat: one-stop searching via the Internet to quickly identify materials owned by all types of libraries statewide; access to valuable local history materials and digitized items; the ability to request library materials remotely from any place at any time; and online monitoring of the status of information requests.

If an item is not available at your public library, a user can simply search MeLCat.  If the book is found you may request it by clicking on the "GetThis for Me" burtton. Patrons should expect material to be delivered to the library in two to five days and can pick it up at the library’s main circulation desk.  Patrons may keep material for 21 days.  MelCat delivery costs are paid by the White Pine Library Cooperative as part of their membership benefits.

Your library may also be participating in a visiting library patron program. This means that the participating library’s patrons may use their library card to check out materials in person from other participating libraries throughout the state.

MeLCat is part of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org), Michigan’s virtual library developed by the Library of Michigan with participation by Michigan libraries.  MeL is designed to offer every library and resident of the state equitable and easy-to-use access to a core set of information resources, including:

Mel Databases
Read full text articles from magazines and newspapers; find current reference sources; use advanced search functions
Order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials delivered to your participating library
MeL Michigana
Explore Michigan's heritage through photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical data
Fetured Resources
Find recommended links on a variety of subjects, special topics, and other MeL services
Michigan Online Resources for Educators: Find lesson plans and curriculum aids searchable by subject or state standard

The vision for MeL is that all Michigan residents will have access to the information they need, when they need it, and in the format they desire.


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