Library Resources

MeL Online Resources

Access the MeL eResources! The Library of Michigan has purchased access to commercial eResources, which are available free-of-charge to Michigan residents through all types of Michigan libraries and from remote locations.

More Online Resources

Libby by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started. Learn more at

Learn more about the Up North Digital Collection – a consortium of libraries that include Mason County District Library – and our Partner Libraries here: Read with Libby.


Borrow digital movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone — and even your TV. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Choose from hundreds of thousands of titles, with more being added daily. Visit to get started. Sign in with your library card number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number). The hoopla app is available for most digital devices.

Kanopy Streaming Videos

Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Enjoy an ad-free experience on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online. Visit to get started. The kanopy app is available to download on most digital devices.

TumbleBooks Library for Kids

TumbleBooks Library is an online collection of e-books for children in grades K-6.  They are a great way to encourage and foster a love of reading with your kids! Enjoy TumbleBooks’ collection animated and narrated picture books, which bring stories to life, and their Read-Along books that support readers as they read longer stories. If needed, login in with username “masoncounty” and password “libra”.

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Transparent Language Online

Learn over 100 languages with Transparent Languages (including English) through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Mobile apps are available for learning on-the-go.

Universal Class

Universal Class

Learn something new today. Over 500 online Continuing Education Courses. Free with your library card.

World Book Online

World Book supports teachers, librarians, students, and parents with in-person and virtual learning. Their digital databases are designed for every stage of a student’s educational journey and ideal for reinforcing knowledge and instruction with trustworthy activities, relevant content, assessments, and tutoring. World Book Online allows students the chance to access coursework and other educational materials anytime, anywhere – providing a platform to keep them engaged and eager to learn.

Google Newspaper Archive

Google Archives

Google Archives has many of the issues of the Ludington Daily News available online. Also available are The Ludington Chronicle, The Ludington Record, and Ludington Record-Appeal.


Our genealogy resources are free, but must be used from the library’s internet. Our libraries provide free 24/7 WiFi services. Some premium resources may require a library card.

Search the Catalog

Search with your library account through our online catalog of books, DVDs, magazines, ebooks, and more! Use your library card and the last 4 digits of your phone number to sign in. If you need to sign up for an account, you can apply for an account through this link, and then click “Sign Up”. You must be a Mason County, Michigan resident or property owner.

Donate Books & Materials

We accept good used books and videos for the annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Call for details (231) 843-8465.

Vimeo Video Resources

Watch the current and recent meeting of the Ludington City Council and the Ludington Planning Commission on the Ludington Vimeo channel.