Library Services

Everything we do for you, inside the library or out

The Manistee County Library is Pleased to Offer Many Services for our Patrons


Reference Services

Our skilled staff is available to help patrons with various reference questions. We have: encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, on-line databases, microfilm on local papers dating back to 1871, microfilm with census information, Victoriana collection, Chilton auto manuals, Mitchell auto manuals, law encyclopedias, music encyclopedias, and much more.  We are able to furnish patrons with addresses for business, government, and associations. Through the interlibrary loan system we are able to get books and other material from other libraries. We also have outreach programs.

Children's Services

There are children's sections in all of our library locations and the Manistee branch proudly boasts our recently redecorated Children's room. We have a busy summer reading program schedule as well as  Preschool story times and youth programs throughout the year.  All Manistee County Library locations have non-Internet computers installed with fun and educational children's games. In addition, we also have Realia (educational toys), book-CD/cassette read alongs, children's and family DVDs, children's CDs, and of course a large selection of books for all types of interests and reading levels (from pre-school through teen).

Computer Services

All of our branches are equipped with computers available for public access. These computers include Internet access and Microsoft Office compatible programs. We also have Internet access for patrons bringing in their laptops. At library locations you may enjoy full subscription rights to MEL, test preparation (ACT, ASVB, Civil Service Careers, GED, SAT, and more!), Ancestry.com and Consumer Reports.com. You may print from the computers, with a $.25 charge per page. The Dear Readers on-line book club is accessible through our web page. As well as NewsBank, a world wide newspaper and magazine database.

Other Services

We also have fax service, tax forms, and microfilm readers with printing capabilities.

Special Collections

* Books on CD, MP3 and Playaways
* Music on Compact Disc
* Genealogy Collection
* Instructional and foreign language CDs
* Large Print Books
* Michigan Collection
* Telephone Books
* Victoriana Collection
* DVDs, videos and BluRay
* Equipment: Opaque projector, digital projector and floor screens

* eBooks

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