Explore the Michigan story through these topics and collections  designed to help you dig deep into the Michigan story.  For more information on how the materials on LM Digital are organized, see the About page.


A Capitol Idea

Michigan's state capitol buildings (Did you know there have been three?) have served as the center of state government since 1824.  Check out the materials here that provide a visual and written history of these iconic buildings. 

Governing Michigan

The Library of Michigan is required by law to collect and provide perpetual access to published state government information.  These collections contain authoritative legal resources, government reports, statistical data, guidelines and handbooks and other documents designed to provide transparency and enhance the connection between government and citizen. Also included here are select regional, local and tribal government resources. 


Works grouped by shared qualities such as legal discipline or provenance.  


Antique card catalog with open drawer
This card catalog represents the last vestige of early library organizational systems prior to modern computerized technology took hold in the late 1970's.