Who We Are

Welcome to the Bad Axe Area District Library.  We are one of the busiest libraries per capita in the state of Michigan, serving the City of Bad Axe and portions of Colfax, Bingham, Grant, Lincoln, Meade, Sheridan and Verona townships.  The library serves a population of 7,000 with an annual circulation of 63,000.

 The library houses a collection of over 37,000 items, including books, magazines and catalogs, large print and audio books, downloadable audio books, a local history collection, an obituary index, VHS tapes, DVDs, music CDs, computer games, Play Station, Play Station 2, X-Box, X-Box 360, Game Cube, Wii, and Nintendo 64.  The Huron Daily Tribune and Huron County census records are available for viewing on micro-film.

 Nine computer stations with flat screen monitors offer free high-speed Internet access to the public.  Patrons with their own laptops can access the library’s 24-hour wireless internet service.  The library has a children’s room with a reading pit, stuffed animals, a large-screen TV and children's computer, a reading area with leather couches and a gas fireplace, a cafe, a chess & checkers table, a dedicated teen area and a meeting room available for small group use.

 The library’s holdings are accessible on two electronic catalogs.  Our collection can also be accessed from home, school or work through this website.  The public internet computers also allow patrons to access MeLCat, a state-wide library inter-loan system.  If you wish to borrow a book that we do not have, we would be happy to help you place an inter-library loan request.  Instructions for using MeLCat are available elsewhere on this website.

Library Staff Library Board of Trustees
Mimi Herrington, Director  Ben Phillips, Chair
Judy Peterson, ILL/Overdues Gerry Prich, Vice-Chair
Penny Meffer, ILL/Periodicals Heather Miles, Secretary
Lynn Schmitt, ILL/Cataloging Gail Pankratz, Treasurer
Ann Armstrong, ILL/Obituaries Theresa Fletcher, Trustee
Jane Loegel Kanaski, Website/Programming Dave Rapson, Trustee
Briynne McCrea, Clerk Bev Young, Trustee
Amy Bailey, Clerk/Programming
Becky Lesoski, Keeps things looking nice


Check out Newsbank!

Newsbank is a great feature allowing patrons to access:

-- news magazines and newspapers around the country

-- a great resource for family research

-- a quite comprehensive resource for obituaries

Click the icons above to start searching today!

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