When using these databases from outside the library you'll be prompted to confirm your aadl.org username and password, even if you're already logged in. If you don't have a username and password on the site, please register for an account first. Your account should be associated with a valid library card to use the databases. If you don't have a library card, you can use Michigan eLibrary Databases with just your Michigan driver's license. Need a Library Card?
Discover more about your family history by searching a wide array of sources including census reports, birth & death records, and immigration records. Fill in what you already know with newspaper articles, yearbook photos, and much more. (Available only at your local branch library.)
Includes all of the images from the 1790 - 1940 U.S. federal censuses and more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.
Need a repair manual that's checked out of the library? We know your car troubles can't wait for a book to be returned. That's why we subscribe to the Chilton Library Auto Repair database. Find the complete Chilton auto repair manuals going back to 1945 including step-by-step repair instructions, maintenance schedules, and diagrams.
Youth Award Winners
Looking for a great book for a kid or teen? Look no further than the AADL's Youth Award Winners collection. We've brought together winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Awards into a single non-circulating collection. Some of these books are hard to find, but you can read them anytime by stopping in to the Downtown Library.