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Who We Are

CADL IconCapital Area District Libraries is a 13-branch system serving 23 municipalities in Ingham County. It was formed by voter approval in 1998 and is funded by a district-wide millage.

At CADL, knowledge meets opportunity. Our branches share top-quality services that include a diverse book collection, job seeker tools, early literacy support, readers advisory, eBooks, Internet access, Wi-Fi, computer instruction, a unique local history collection and more.


Our Mission

Empowering our diverse communities to learn, imagine and connect


Our goal: To make the phrase "I didn't know the library had that" obsolete.


Our Core Services

  • Community Involvement
  • Expert Assistance
  • Access to Technology
  • Access to Books, Movies & More
  • Events to Inform and Entertain
  • Public Gathering Place


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