Custer Collection

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Custer Resources Available at MCLS

About the Collection

The George Armstrong Custer Collection of the Monroe County Library System is a multi-media resource center which specializes in the life and times of General George Armstrong Custer. The collection houses numerous books on the Civil War, Indians and the Custer story- but also maintains a wide variety of maps, photographs, video tapes, slides, sound recordings, paintings, and an extensive subject/vertical file.

Visiting and Research

  • The collection is housed at the Ellis Library & Reference Center, 3700 South Custer, Monroe, Michigan, and is available for use by appointment only.
  • Please call 734-241-5277 and ask for Reference
  • Materials in the collection do not circulate. However, librarians from the Reference Department will be happy to assist individuals in gathering the necessary items from the collection. Photocopying is available for a nominal charge.

The Custer Collection Blog

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The Ellis Library & Reference Center is currently closed for quarantine purposes. It will reopen on April 28, 2021. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.

All other branches will temporarily return to curbside only services until April 28, 2021.

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