Research

Your place for reliable online research. We’ve put all of our online research resources in one spot to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.

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Genealogy

The Genealogy Collection includes print, electronic, and microfilm resources.  These include birth, marriage and death records, church records, city directories, plat maps, oral histories and much more!

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Business Resource Center

Are you thinking about starting a business? The Monroe County Library System, partnering with the MI-SBTDC, presents the Business Resource Center. It includes books and other resources to aid entrepreneurs starting business ventures.

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Custer Collection

Comprised of numerous books,  maps, photographs, video tapes, slides, sound recordings, paintings, and an extensive subject/vertical file.

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Digital Collections

Digital versions of rare or delicate historical materials, such as photographs, documents, maps, sound recordings, books and more.

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Federal Depository Library

Monroe County Library System is a depository for Federal, State, Local, and Nuclear Documents. These documents are housed in the Ellis Reference & Information Center on South Custer Road.

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Special Collections

Whether you’re starting a business or researching local history, find your answers in these special collections.

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Online Resources

A variety of professional journals and reference materials are available at your fingertips! 

All branches of the Monroe County Library System are open for one hour appointments or walk-in visits. We ask that patrons continue to wear face coverings in our buildings at this time.
Please click here for more information about our current safety protocols and planning your visit to the library.

To inquire about Senior Delivery services, please call 734-241-5770 and ask for Library in Motion.

Maintenance to our cataloging system will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Certain services, including the online catalog and our downloadable collections, will be unavailable during that time.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during the down time.