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Now Available: Boundless eBooks & eAudiobooks

Discover a world of possibilities with Boundless, an extensive collection of eBooks, audio and digital media. The Boundless app will replace Axis 360. Whether you’re an avid reader or someone who listens to audio at 2x speed, Boundless is your gateway to the best in digital content and programming.

Boundless is the next-generation replacement for Axis 360, which has been retired. All Axis 360 users will need to download the Boundless app to continue to access library eBooks and eAudiobooks. Checked out titles and holds have been automatically transferred from Axis 360 to Boundless.

Access our digital library from the comfort of your own device, so you can read, learn and explore wherever you are. All you will need to access Boundless is your library card and PIN. Don’t have a library card? Apply at the Circulation Desk or apply for an eCard.  Don’t know your PIN? Click here to reset your PIN.

Available in the Apple App Store  Android app on Google Play

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Keep Your Car Ready for the Road with ChiltonLibrary

Whether you’ve got a little or a lot of DIY mechanic in you, we have a new go-to resource for you! The name “Chilton” has been around almost as long as there have been cars on the road—and now their auto repair manuals are available online through ChiltonLibrary.


With ChiltonLibrary, you’ll find accurate, digestible information that’s continuously updated to cover most cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today, including:

  • Step-by-step repair procedures for everything from suspension, brakes, clutch, and gearbox jobs to more ambitious electrical and engine projects.
  • Troubleshooting guides for additional support.
  • Maintenance schedules to help prevent costly repairs.


Visit for free access to ChiltonLibrary at your library, at home, or on the go. Happy car caring!

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Writing Out Loud: Sarah Layden

The 39th season of Writing Out Loud, our annual author series, returns in in Fall 2023. The Friends of the Michigan City Public Library will host a reception following the program.

Sarah Layden
Saturday, October 14

Sarah Layden is the author of Imagine Your Life Like This, stories; Trip Through Your Wires, a noveland The Story I Tell Myself About Myself, winner of the Sonder Press Chapbook Competition. Her short fiction appears in Boston Review, Blackbird, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Best Microfiction 2020, and elsewhere. She is co-author with Bryan Furuness of The Invisible Art of Literary Editing. Her recent essays, interviews and articles have appeared in The Washington PostPoets & WritersSalonThe Millions, and River Teeth. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

The Learning Center offers free tutoring for children and adults in reading, math, basic skills, GED preparation, the English language, and college support.

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Free Services for Teachers

Michigan City Public Library is here to help teachers! We coordinate with you to bring library services and materials to your students. Get access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, library tours, STEAM programs, databases, and more.

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Obituary Index

Index of obituaries that appeared in the Michigan City News Dispatch and earlier Michigan City newspapers. Covers 1887-present.

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Michigan City History

Learn about the history of Michigan City and find local history resources, including images, books, audio recordings, and more.

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Read Digital Magazines with cloudLibrary NewsStand

Stay entertained and informed with the world’s largest collection of digital magazines and newspapers delivered directly to your device or web browser! Instantly access 7,000 titles in more than 60 languages when you download cloudLibrary NewsStand.

All magazines and newspapers are available 24/7, with no limits to the number you can read.

Popular titles include NewsweekFast CompanyForbesStarThe New YorkerPC MagazineReader’s DigestUs WeeklyFood Network MagazineCar and DriverElle, Popular MechanicsPreventionHGTV MagazineEsquire, and more!

An easy-to-use standalone app offers individual articles, back issues, and an EZ read mode. All you need is your library card! Don’t have a library card? Apply at the Circulation Desk or apply for an eCard.

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