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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, DVDs, music CDs, computer games, Play Station, Play Station 2, X-Box, X-Box 360, Wii, and Nintendo 64.  The Huron Daily Tribune and Huron County census records are available for viewing on micro-film.

 Seven 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, 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.

Our mailing address is:

200 S. Hanselman St.
 Bad Axe, MI  48413

Our phone number is:


Our director is:
Briynne McCrea

You may also use the appropriate form below to contact us via e-mail:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Library Staff and Board Members

Library Staff

A list of current staff.

Library Board of Trustees

A list of current board members.

Library Information

Library Services

Everything we do for you, inside the library or out

Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

How to Search the Library Catalogue

Instructions on how to find items in the Library Catalog

How to Request a Book from Another Library (MeLCat)

Instructions on how to use the Michigan eLibrary Catalogue (MelCat)