United for Libraries

United for Libraries is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and is a descendant of the former “Friends of Libraries USA,” and the “Association for Library Trustees and Advocates” (ALTA) organizations.

United for Libraries is a group focused on the advocacy of public libraries through the support and continuing education of Library Friends, as well as Trustees and Advocates.

The bulk of the website is available only to members of the United for Libraries division. However, the Library of Michigan has purchased a statewide membership for all Michigan public libraries. This membership includes access to members-only content. All Michigan public library friends members and library staff are invited to explore the United for Libraries site at: http://www.ala.org/united/ and sign up for their own account as a member of the Michigan library community.

To access the resources visit www.ala.org/united

  • Click on the STATEWIDE ACCESS – FIND YOUR STATE blue bar
  • Scroll down to MICHIGAN
  • REGISTER to use the resources
  • For future access simply log in to your account under MICHIGAN

Please contact the Library of Michigan, 517-335-1516 if you have questions about United for Libraries.

This service is provided to you at no charge and is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library of Michigan.