[[File:Library of Michigan Atrium.jpg|thumb|right|Interior atrium in the Library of Michigan]]
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.
The Library of Michigan 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.
It 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>
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.
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.
* [http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan Library of Michigan homepage]
* [http://mel.org/ Michigan eLibrary homepage]
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