The Ypsilanti District Library provides access to a wide variety of databases, including full text magazine and newspaper databases and resources that concern specific subject areas such as business, health, education, computers, genealogy, and literature. All are available from within the library, and most can be accessed by YDL cardholders from outside the library as well.

Why use databases?

Our databases provide reliable, up-to-date information available over the internet 24/7. With our databases, you can use the library anytime, anywhere.

How do I access databases?

When using databases from outside the library you will be required to enter your library card number. 

What is the Michigan eLibrary (MEL)?

You can also access many of these databases from outside the library with a valid Michigan driver's license or state I.D. number at Michigan eLibrary.

Staff Recommendations

Fox's gardenBy Princesse Camcam, 1982-

This wordless picture book emotes such captivating, lyrical thoughts. A red fox, traveling wearily through the muted wintry forest, stops to rest in a village. House after house, person after person, kicks her away and shouts at her. She finds refuge in a greenhouse, next to a house where a little boy lives. He brings her a basket of food, only to find a surprise awaiting him in the greenhouse. The fox rewards the boy's kindness with a gift of beauty. Camcam creates this lovely book with paper-cut illustrations that are back-lit and then photographed. The result is breathtaking images that convey the hush of snow falling gently and the love two creatures of this world can show to each other.

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