MEL is the Michigan e-library and libraries which participate in it make their catalogs available online at: http://elibrary.mel.org/search My library participates in MEL which means any item (book, cd, dvd) that says available when you search the catalog, I can get. Not every Michigan library participates but many do including many universities. What is extra nice is that I can search the catalogs at home and also request books at home. Before we had to go through the inter library loan librarian at the actual library to request a book or other item from another library. That is how I got the Good to be King book that needed the copyright page scanned, and a few other books that people requested. The University of Michigan participates as well as Central Michigan University and Hope College (an expensive private college) so it really makes a lot of books available to me. I love it. The service is funded in part by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan. Additional project support comes from the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). I sure hope they continue to get funding for it. I even once got a Braille book, just because I was curious to see one. And the Burns Braille transcription dictionary too which someday I think I will purchase. It's nice to be able to see a book before you buy it (we have no real book stores around here). Jamie in Michigan To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.