Welcome to the Coleman Area Library. The Library provides access to a wide variety of books and magazines, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks and free public internet access. Movies are available for rental. The Coleman Area Library also offers a local history collection, a community meeting room and programs for adults and youth. Our friendly staff are here to assist you and answer questions. Visit the library today and sign up for a free library card!
eBooks are now available!
Your library card allows you access to thousands of free eBooks and eAudiobooks! To get started, visit our digital collection: http://mmlc.lib.overdrive.com
Need more help with eBooks? Bring your device to the library during normal business hours for setup assistance, or visit: http://help.overdrive.com
Where are the Tax Forms?
In the past, your local libraries have been happy to be able to provide patrons with printed (hard copy) tax forms and instruction booklets. However, due to budget cuts, the IRS has cut back on printed forms and instructions to libraries. We may not receive all instruction booklets and tax forms from the IRS this year.
So what do you do if you don't want to file online or have an accountant prepare your taxes? Federal Tax Instructions are viewable online at www.IRS.gov and the Federal tax forms can be downloaded and printed from the IRS website. You can also call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 and request the forms you need to be mailed to you.
Overdrive Hot Titles
Do you have a tablet, smartphone, iPod or MP3 player... and a library card? That means thousands of free eBooks and eAudiobooks are available to you for download! New books are added regularly and you may choose from eBooks to read or eAudiobooks to listen to. A wide selection is available, from new releases to classics, mystery, history, romance, children's books and more. Check it out today by visiting our digital collection at http://mmlc.lib.overdrive.com
Your Coleman Library card opens up a world of possibilities through MeL, the Michigan eLibrary! Use MeL Databases to look up a wiring diagram on an old car through ChiltonLibrary, research family history and genealogy, help kids learn beyond school with Bookflix, Brittanica and so much more!
Exam Proctoring Now Available
For distance learning students and professional development classes which require online testing, the Coleman Area Library now offers Exam Proctoring for a fee. Test dates must be pre-scheduled and are subject to space and staff availability. Please download the Proctoring Policy and Application to learn more about this service. Call the library for more information: (989) 465-6398.
Free Tax Preparation
Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available at the Library on select dates in February and March to help you prepare your taxes. Please call the library for an appointment: 989-465-6398. Follow this link to see a list of what you should bring with you: http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html
Volunteer preparers will also be available at the Midland Community Center to help you prepare and file your taxes. Call 989-832-7937 to make an appointment.
Michigan Activity Pass
The “Michigan Activity Pass" is a partnership between Michigan’s public libraries and over 70 arts and cultural organizations. The program provides reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan. Library users with a valid library card from any of Michigan’s public libraries can print a pass, either from home or at the library, to one of the participating cultural institutions at the http://michiganactivitypass.info website.
Get Social with the Library
Come and hunt the sale tables for bargain books! We have Paperbacks for only 10 cents and Hardcovers for 25 cents each. Many books to choose from and all proceeds support your local library!