About Governing Michigan


Governing Michigan provides access to electronic versions of select Michigan government publications collected by the Library of Michigan.

The documents found here originate as born-digital publications from Michigan state government websites or from digitizing existing historic print materials owned by the Library. By law, LM is the official repository for published Michigan state government information and actively collects, preserves and provides access to government information under the Michigan Documents Depository Program (MDDP).

For more information about the MDDP and preserving Michigan government information see the links under the Resources tab on the menu.

To read about the Library of Michigan's long legacy of serving Michigan's government, libraries and citizens, see the links below.


In addition to the general Michigan Government Information collection, Governing Michigan contains several individual collections designed to highlight and provide specific access to known research interests within state government information. Descriptions of the collections and links to popular titles appear on each collection landing page.


The collections on this site are constantly growing and evolving. Users are encouraged to check Governing Michigan often to keep up with new content and features.

User Rights

See the following statements and links for federal and state laws that impact use of Governing Michigan and its content.

  • Copyright

    The materials presented on this site may be protected by federal copyright law. The Library of Michigan generally does not own rights in its collections, therefore it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and generally does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.

    If you are the copyright owner or have any information relative to the copyright status of an item you've seen on our website and believe our website has not properly attributed your work to you or has used it without permission, we want to hear from you. Please contact lmlawlib@michigan.gov with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.

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  • Redaction

    Unless otherwise noted, the Library of Michigan is not responsible for the content of any materials on this site. Sensitive or private information inappropriately available on this site is the responsibility of the original author/creator. Only requests for redaction from the original author or creator will be considered or acted upon. Contact lmlawlib@michigan.gov if you have a concern or complaint.

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