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The '''Library of Michigan''' is a state-run library and historical center located in [[Lansing, Michigan]] that was created to provide one perpetual state institution to collect and preserve Michigan publications, conduct reference and research, and support libraries statewide.<ref>[http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/lm_mcl-act-540-of-1982_313888_7.pdf Act to Create the Library of Michigan], Act 540 of 1982</ref><ref name="News">{{Citation |work= [[Oakland University|News at Oakland University]] |publication-date=November 19, 2003 |title=Didier elected chair of Library of Michigan board |author= |accessdate= January 10, 2013 |url=http://www.oakland.edu/view_news.aspx?sid=34&nid=1548}}</ref> Previously under the [[Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries]] state agency and, as of 2009, under the [[Michigan Department of Education]],<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20090713/FREE/907139978# |title="Governor eliminates Michigan Dept. of History, Arts and Libraries" |work=[[Crain's Detroit Business]]|accessdate=January 10, 2013 |format=}}</ref> the libary is Michigan’s official state library agency. A notable side-project of the Library of Michigan is the [[Michigan eLibrary]] (MeL), one of the first online libraries on the Internet. MeL provides full-text articles, books, Michigan history materials, and evaluated web sites to residents of the state of Michigan. In 2003, the Library of Michigan Board of Trustees elected as chair [[Elaine Didier]], dean of [[Oakland University]]'s Kresge Library and professor at Oakland University.<ref name="News"/>
The '''Library of Michigan and Historical Center''' is a state-run library and historical center located in [[Lansing, Michigan]]. The current building opened in 1989.
 
==Building==
The Library of Michigan building is the nation's second-largest state library building, which at 5 stories contains over 3.2 million different items that take up over 27 miles of shelves. ItOpened in 1989, the Library of Michigan building also contains one of the ten largest [[genealogical]] collections in the [[United States]]. Another feature is a [[Michigan]] collection containing legal materials that date back centuries.<ref>2006 Greater Lansing Visitors Guide, page 14</ref> Other features of the library and historical center include the Michigan Historical Museum, the [[Archives]] of Michigan, and newspapers on microfilm from papers all over the state. Also the State [[Law Library]] moved to the building in the summer of 2007.
 
==References==
A notable side-project of the Library of Michigan is the [[Michigan eLibrary]] (MeL), one of the first online libraries on the Internet. MeL provides full-text articles, books, Michigan history materials, and evaluated web sites to residents of the state of Michigan.
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Other features of the library and historical center include the Michigan Historical Museum, the [[Archives]] of Michigan, and newspapers on microfilm from papers all over the state. Also the State [[Law Library]] moved to the building in the summer of 2007.
 
==External links==
* [http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan Library of Michigan homepage]
* [http://mel.org/ Michigan eLibrary homepage]
 
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