Learn a new language for FREE! Just register with your Parchment Community Library card.
This service is available to in-district residents with 6-digit library cards. If you have an older library card, you may obtain a replacement free of charge.
MEL (Michigan E-Library)
The Michigan eLibrary (MeL)is an anywhere, anytime library for Michigan. MeL resources, available via the MeL Gateway. include the following:
MelCat - a statewide catalog, interlibrary loan, and delivery service.
MeL Databases - commercial databases purchased by the Library of Michigan for all Michigan residents. You may log on at your school or library, or you may log on at home using any Michigan drivers license number. Click either the "log on in your library or school" or the "log on at home or work" link. Click here to see a video of what the MeL Databases are about and how to use them!
MeL Michigana - a growing selection of digitized resources including manuscripts, realia, and other objects. MeL Internet - a collection of Internet links organized by subject and selected by librarians who are experts in their topic areas.
MeL is one of the best-kept secrets in Michigan -- help us spread the word about this wonderful resource!
Through MELCAT (Michigan E-Library Catalog), patrons can request materials from other libraries that are not available at the Parchment Community Library. MelCat allows users access to most libraries in the state, including millions of books, CDs, DVDs and other materials.
You must be a resident of the Parchment Community Library District in order to place interloan requests via MelCat. You must pick up and return your MelCat items at this library.
For help searching Melcat http://www.mel.org/MeL--HelpPage.php or call the Library at 343-7747. If you are unable to locate the title you need or do not have access to a computer to order books through MEL, please contact us at 343-7747. In the case of newly released titles, we may be able to purchase the title to add to the Library's collection.
The Michigan E-Library offers 45 commercial databases purchased by the Library of Michigan for all Michigan residents. You may log on at your school or library, or you may log on at home using any Michigan driver license number. Click the "log on in your library or school" or the "log on at home or work" links.
You'll find auto repair manuals, full-text books, newspapers and magazines, health information, educational databases and more -- and it's FREE!