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311. N. Steel St.

Ontonagon, MI 49953


M: 11-8

Tu: 11-5

W: 11-8

Th: X

F: 11-5

Sa: 10-2

Su: X

Have you ever wanted to know what went on in the past in Ontonagon County but didn't know where to look?

The Ontonagon Township Library has a device called a microfilm reader (a machine that can read old documents, newspapers, etc. that have been sized down on film to a really tiny scale that isn't readable by the naked eye.) These tiny newspaper copies (microfilms) can be stored on cassette tape-like devices or on reels, as they are at OTL.

So, if you want to look up historical documents or local newspapers going back to the late 1800s, all you have to do is ask the working librarian for some help and they can help you set up the machine and give you a quick walkthrough of operating the microfilm station. For those visitors less comfortable using technology, you can also provide library staff with the details of the article you're looking for, and they will try to locate it for you and provide a print-out or e-mail copy, usually with a one- to two-week turnaround time.


Written by Cassandra Steffensen for Ontonagon Township Library, 2017