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The Shelby Area District Library is proud to offer patrons a wide array of resources. From free Wi-Fi and use of our computers to local history archives and free online educational programs.

Explore the list of resources below to see what you can benefit from.

Library Technology
  • Free Wi-Fi in and around the library grounds
  • Desktop computers during business hours
  • Printer and copier use for a nominal fee ($0.20 per b/w page, $0.30 per color page)
  • Fax machine use for a nominal fee ($1.00 per page to send, $0.20 to receive)
Books and Reading
  • NoveList: Reading lists and recommendations, book reviews, book discussion guides, and more.
  • Libby Reading App: Access thousands of ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks for free.
  • hoopla Streaming App: Instantly access thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and TV shows, and more for free.
  • eBook Collection: Over 44,000 reference books available to download for free.
  • MeLCat: Access titles from over 400 Michigan libraries with inter-library loans.
Genealogy and Local History
Research and Reference
  • A to Z Databases: Extensive database with detailed information on millions of jobs, businesses, professionals, and people.
  • Biography Reference Center: Extensive public figure biography database
  • Consumer Reports: Reviews of commonly purchased products
  • Explora for Public Libraries: Database for primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos.
  • Newspaper Source Plus: Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
Adult Educational and Career Prep
  • Transparent Languages: Learn over 100 languages with this intuitive language learning software, free to use with your library card.
  • Auto Repair Source: Excels at repair information and schedules, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • LearningExpress Library: Over 700 courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards for education and career preparation.
  • Michigan Works! West Central: Workforce development and job placement entity.
Teens Educational
Kids Educational
  • PebbleGo: Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers.
  • World Book Kids: Grades Pre K – 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments.
  • World Book Early Learning: Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures.

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