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Mid-Michigan Library League

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL) website.

The Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL) serves 36 public libraries in 15 counties of Michigan's lower peninsula.  The member libraries are divided into nine groups, each with a representative on the Board of Trustees.  MMLL is one of Michigan's eleven library cooperatives, formed by PA 89 of 1977.  The Plan of Service is updated annually, based on the needs of the membership.  Services of the Mid-Michigan Library League include:

  • Administrative Services - policy development, finance, personnel, grants management, information technology, consultation and advocacy (see the Plan of Service)
  • Continuing Education - in person and online training for library staff and trustees (see Workshops & Webinars)
  • Interlibrary Loan/Integrated Library Systems - information and assistance for libraries joining the MeLCat resource sharing system; assistance with selection and implementation of local ILS (see Interlibrary loan)
  • Advisory Council - conduit for member library input into desired cooperative services and communication between members, trustees and administration (see Advisory Council)
  • Discounts - negotiated discounts for library materials, databases, supplies, telecommunication services, and other volume-based purchases (see Discounts)
  • Website and e-List - established tools for sharing valuable information, events, grant opportunities, training resources and more (see email list information)
  • Delivery - payment for the "RIDES" delivery service for all member libraries to facilitate the exchange of physical materials (see MCLS RIDES page)
  • Reference - research and consulting services for all member libraries (see Reference)
  • Technology Support - consultation on broadband connectivity, public access computing, integrated library systems, and credit for on-site support as funds are available (see Tech Support)
  • Service Initiatives - as funds allow, MMLL will implement initiatives to benefit the membership such as grant programs and rotating special collections (see Grants & Funding and Maker Resources)
  • e-Resources - as funds allow, MMLL will purchase access to e-resources such as language learning and streaming content made available to patrons of all MMLL libraries as a part of cooperative membership. (see Transparent Language Online)
  • Employee Support Services - as funds allow, MMLL may provide employee support services such as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to any staff employed by a member library.  (see Encompass EAP)
  • NEW:  One hour of legal services provided by Anne Seurynck of Foster Swift Attorneys.  (see Legal Assistance)

***Please see this 2022 Benefits of Membership flyer for a summary of member benefits

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