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Coronavirus: Where to Find Information

As COVID-19 ramps up in Michigan, the need for accurate information is critical. Below are links to federal, state, and county websites concerning this virus. All of the websites contain further links to more specific information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

State of Michigan,9753,7-406-98178—,00.html

Washtenaw County

Accessing the Library from Home

If you’re hesitant to get out, but still need library services, you can call us at 734-482-4110, or email us using this link:

Use the Frequently Asked Questions forms on the right if you have a question that concerns one of the topics listed there.

If you want to pick up books or other items, but not spend time looking for them inside our buildings, call the branch you are closest to (or the one with a copy on the shelf, if you’ve looked online already) and we can pull items for you to be held at any branch. You can also place requests on items using our online catalog or our mobile app. Once you place a request, you’ll be notified when your item is ready to pick up.

Are you looking for something YDL doesn’t own? You can request items through the MeLCat interlibrary loan service:

You’ll need a valid YDL library card to use MeLCat. You can also give us a call and we can place requests for you.

We have several digital collections that give you access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comic books, and videos. The landing page is here:

OverDrive and hoopla both offer large collections of ebooks and audiobooks. The hoopla collection also includes movies, TV shows, and comic books. The RBdigital collection includes over 250 popular magazines.

If you’re interested in doing some research, you can access YDL’s databases here:

We have many subjects and databases to choose from, including Consumer Reports, NoveList, Mango Languages, and the MyHeritage genealogy database.

More databases are available through the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) website:

These are trying times. We hope you all stay healthy.


We're pleased to continue offering remote services while our buildings are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. More info.