Libraries and Media

Albion Public LibraryLibraries

The Albion Public Library is housed in a Carnegie library built in 1919 and expanded in 1975. The library contains over 40,000 books and subscribes to over 150 serials. The library has programs for all ages, including brown bag movies, preschool story times, and summer reading programs. The Local History Room contains materials for genealogy and local history research.

Albion College's Stockwell-Mudd Library is staffed by a group of service-oriented librarians The holdings include approximately 550,000 books and non-print items, over 2,000 electronic and print journal subscriptions, and full text articles from more than 20,000 journals through the library's many online databases. The collections are distributed between two buildings connected by an enclosed walkway: The Stockwell Memorial Library (1938) and the Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center (1980). The library's online catalog is available to students and faculty from computers located throughout the library and via the Internet. The library Web site provides instant access to the library's periodical holdings, numerous online indexes and full-text sources, and special collections.

Several major libraries are close to Albion, including the Library of Michigan in Lansing, the Michigan State University Libraries in East Lansing, the Western Michigan University Libraries in Kalamazoo, and the University of Michigan Libraries in Ann Arbor. The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is an e-library for Michigan residents offering a statewide catalog, interlibrary loan and delivery service (MeL Catalog); commercial databases purchased by the Library of Michigan for all Michigan residents (MeL Databases); and a growing selection of digitized resources including manuscripts and other objects (MeL Digital Collections).

Several major libraries are close to Albion, including the Library of Michigan in Lansing, the Michigan State University Libraries in East Lansing, the Western Michigan University Libraries in Kalamazoo, and the University of Michigan Libraries in Ann Arbor. The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is an e-library for Michigan residents offering a statewide catalog, interlibrary loan and delivery service (MeL Catalog); commercial databases purchased by the Library of Michigan for all Michigan residents (MeL Databases); and a growing selection of digitized resources including manuscripts and other objects (MeL Digital Collections).

Media

Several newspapers serve the Albion area including the weekly Albion Recorder, the Jackson Citizen Patriot, the Battle Creek Enquirer, the Lansing State Journal, the Detroit Free Press, and the Detroit News. The Pleiad is a student run newspaper published weekly for the campus community. Albion E-News is an online news digest for the greater Albion community, for which you can subscribe by visiting the Albion E-News Web site.

Albion is served by television stations in Lansing, Battle Creek, and Jackson including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS, as well as radio stations with many formats, including two public radio stations (WUOM and WKAR). See Michiguide.com's Mid-Michigan Radio and TV Dial Guide for a listing of broadcast television and radio stations in the area. SBC provides telephone and DSL Internet service in Albion.