Muskegon Area District Library has more than just Books!
Book Club in a bagMADL is pleased to offer our Book Club in a Bag program which allows you to check out a bag that contains everything you need for a great book discussion group. Learn more about Book Club in a Bag.

Copy MachinesCopy machines are available at all branch libraries. Pages cost $0.15 per side for black and white and $0.75 per side for Color.

Exam ProctoringAs part of our mission to encourage lifelong learning, the Muskegon Area District Library offers proctoring services to the public.  Exam proctoring is available at select branches and by appointment only. To schedule a time please contact your local library branch

Faxing is available at all branch libraries.  Sending costs $0.50 per page. Cover sheets are free. Receiving costs $0.50 per page. Cover sheets are free.

Homebound Service Homebound Service provides books for MADL library patrons who are homebound, either permanently or temporarily. Books can be mailed postage-free to qualified patrons in our reusable mail bags. Included in the bag will be a shipping label used to return the books to the library.  Check out the Homebound Service page for more details.  

Interlibrary LoansAs a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative, MADL can connect patrons to books, DVDs, music, and more from other libraries in the Cooperative. For a full list of available items check our catalog.

Library for the visually and physically disabledMADL offers a free service for those whose disabilities makes reading difficult or impossible. We provide those who qualify with audio books, players, and/or Braille books, free through the US postal Service in both Muskegon and Ottawa counties. To learn more check out our LVPD page.

Microfilm & Obituary ResearchMADL owns microfilm of the Muskegon Chronicle from 1869 to the present. Genealogists, history buffs, or any one wanting to look at past news of Muskegon, will enjoy perusing this resource available at the Norton Shores Branch. To request microfilm stop at the front desk of the library, and our staff will assist you with getting started. For more information see our Microfilm & Obituary Request page.

Phone-A-StoryCall the Phone-A-Story line each week at 231-685-0100 to listen to pre-recorded short stories, poems, or excerpts from longer books. Stories for both kids and adults are available and update every Friday.

Public Computers & PrintingPublic computers are available at all branch libraries. Printing is available from the computers. It costs $0.15 per page for black and white and $0.75 per page for Color. All branches also have flash drives available for $5.00.

Seed Library
A seed library is a self-perpetuating collection of seeds. This means it is sustained by donations of seeds that are carefully grown and saved for their flavor, productivity or hardiness.  Patrons with a Muskegon Area District Library Card may “check out” seed packets from the library. Returning seeds in the fall is not required but is encouraged for plants that are considered easy to save seeds from.  Learn more about what seeds are available and how to participate.

StoryvilleStoryville Villages are early literacy, child-sized villages, where children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers can let their imaginations run wild!  Each village helps children prepare for Kindergarten by focusing on playing, reading, singing, talking, and writing. For more information check out our Storyville page.

Wireless Printing
You can now print from anywhere! Upload your document and print it at any Muskegon Area District Library branch circulation desk.   Get started.