The world’s largest language-learning service, with 80 languages, ESL for 50 non-English languages, and over 3,750 available courses. Learn how to actually speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches, and simulated conversations using your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Learn business, technology, and other professional skills through a self-paced, massive online library of tutorial videos, made by industry experts.


A powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents.  ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

An interactive online learning platform featuring seven interactive learning centers: High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College, Career, Adult Learning, School, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary).

Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary). If you are unable to access this database, you may need to access this eResource at the library instead of remotely.

Research Assistance

Our staff is happy to assist you with your research, whether in person, by phone, or via email. If you are unable to come to the library, we can email, mail, or fax information to you, but if your research requires a great deal of staff time and postage, we will charge a fee. The amount will vary depending on the complexity of the research and is determined by library staff. Call 616.850.6914 or email for assistance.