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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
Blue Bush Branch Library (734) 242-4085
Carleton Branch Library (734) 654-2180
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library (734) 241-7878
Dundee Branch Library (734) 529-3310
Ellis Library & Reference Center (734) 241-5277
Erie Branch Library (734) 848-4420
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library (734) 289-1035
Ida Branch Library (734) 269-2191
L.S. Navarre Branch Library (734) 241-5577
Maybee Branch Library (734) 587-3680
Newport Branch Library (734) 586-2117
Rasey Memorial Branch Library (734) 848-4572
Robert A. Vivian Branch Library (734)241-1430
South Rockwood Branch Library (734) 379-3333
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library (734) 279-1025
Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Blue Bush Branch Library
Blue Bush Branch Library
2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
Fax: (734) 242-4085
Mon - Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Carleton Branch Library
Carleton Branch Library
1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
Fax: (734) 654-8767
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
Fax: (734) 241-7879
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dundee Branch Library
Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
Fax: (734) 529-7415
Mon: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Erie Branch Library
Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
Mon: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
2881 Nadeau Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
Fax: (734) 289-3867
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library
Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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L.S. Navarre Branch Library
Navarre Branch Library
1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
Fax: (734) 241-5577
Mon: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Maybee Branch Library
Maybee Branch Library
9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
Fax: (734) 587-3680
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
Fax: (734) 586-1116
Mon: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
Fax: (734) 848-4572
Mon: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
Fax: (734)241-1430
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
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South Rockwood Branch Library
12776 Dixie Hwy. P.O. Box 47 S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
Fax: (734) 379-3333
Mon: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St. Petersburg, MI 49270 Phone: (734) 279-1025
Fax: (734) 279-2328
Mon - Tue: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Newspapers

The library maintains a collection of Monroe County newspapers dating back to the 1820's. These are available on microfilm. Researchers should be aware that there are some gaps that exist in our newspaper collection due to a variety of reasons and that there is no public index for any of the Monroe papers. However, while there is no public index for the Monroe papers, there is an obituary database maintained by the Monroe County Historical Museum that covers Monroe newspapers.

Ellis Newspaper Microfilm Collection:

Bedford Courier
January 1967-August 1969; January 1972-June 27, 1978

Bedford Focus/Bedford Press 
November 1985-October 1986

Bedford Journal
November 24, 1980-December 28, 1982

Bedford Press
May 5, 1985; February 24, 1986-December 25, 1989

Carleton Messenger
April 10, 1925-December 7, 1928; February 22, 1929; March 3, 1929;  February 2, 1939-July 15, 1939; November 23, 1944; May 15, 1952;  1958 (not October 9); 1960 (not January 7); 1961-March 10, 1983

Carleton Times
June 5, 1876; January 18, 1897-December 27, 1901; September 23, 1904;  October 18, 1907; June 9, 1911; May 10, 1912; October 12, 1917;  July 26, 1918; October 12, 1919; October 24, 1919; December 5, 1919

Courier Herald
July 4, 1978-October 18, 1979

Courier Monroe Adventure
December 17, 1968-June 27, 1978

Deerfield Times Journal    
January 24, 1919-October 22, 1920

Detroit News
1976-1994

Dundee Area Independent
1987-1992

Dundee Enterprise
March 18, 1876

Dundee Post Cresent
September 24, 1924-December 31, 1924

Dundee Reporter
September 3, 1964; October 22, 1964; June 24, 1965; July 22, 1965;  February 25, 1982; April 8, 1982-September 9, 1982; October 14, 1982;  October 21, 1982; Novmeber 11, 1982-December 20, 1982; January 6,  1983-January 29, 1987; May 14, 1987-February 23, 1989

Independent (Dundee Area Independent)
1987-1992

Itemizer
September 24, 1878; March 5, 1878

Journal Herald
September 18, 1979-April 23, 1985

Michigan Sentinel
January 4, 1824-July 16, 1836

Milan Area Leader
January 9, 1991; May 22, 1991; November 27, 1991; August 5, 1992;  December 30, 1992; January 20, 1993; February 10, 1993; July 14, 1993; August 11, 1993; August 25, 1993+

Monroe Advocate
1841-1845; January 28, 1847

Monroe Bulletin
July 5, 1911-January 30, 1915

Monroe Commercial
June 30, 1853-November 22, 1860; Novmeber 28, 1861-Novmeber 21, 1867; January 7, 1869-April 30, 1880

Monroe Commercial and South Michigan Advocate
May 10, 1849

Monroe County Weekly
December 14, 1908-June 20, 1935; March 27, 1941-August 17, 1950

Monroe Democrat
March 17, 1880-December 2, 1910; January 17, 1913-March 13, 1914

Monroe Evening News
January 2, 1918+

Monroe Gazette
September 2, 1837-August 31, 1841; September 7, 1841; September 18, 1841

Monroe Guardian
March 1987-September 2003

Monroe Index
September 21, 1881

Monroe Journal and Michigan Inquirer
August 7, 1834; November 13, 1834

Monroe Monitor
May 28, 1862-May 16, 1866; July 21, 1875; March 15, 1876; July 5, 1876

Monroe National Press
January 1, 1859; June 29, 1859; January 4, 1860

Monroe News Courier
May 20, 1915-December 31, 1918

Monroe Record
May 31, 1900-April 14, 1904   

Monroe Record Commercial
May 21, 1904-December 27, 1906; June 6, 1907-May 28, 1908;  June 1909-May 1910

Monroe Times
July 28, 1836-July 20, 1837; April 26, 1838

New Milan News 
October 9, 1985-December 18, 1985; March 12, 1986

New York Times
1974+

Petersburg Bulletin
May 1, 1880-April 23, 1881; April 29, 1882-December 31, 1882

Petersburg Sun
October 1891-December 31, 1897; 1906; March 8, 1963, May 10, 1963;  June 14, 1963; June 21, 1963,; November 4, 1963-December 24, 1963;  January 3, 1964-June 19, 1964; September 4, 1964-October 23, 1964:  January 8, 1965-October 22, 1965; January 21, 1966-December 30, 1966;  January 6, 1967-June 9, 1967; November 3, 1967-November 17, 1967;  May 18, 1968; June 6, 1969; January 3, 1970-December 27, 1970;  March 4, 1982-May 11, 1989

The Pulse
December 30, 1982-January 5, 1984

Suburban Review
November 30, 1971-January 4, 1972

Weekly Times
May 30, 1985; August 15, 1985-February 26, 1987