Additional Knowledge and Resources
Databases 
Michigan residents have access to various free electronic databases through mel.org (the Michigan eLibrary) Proof of Michigan residency is required (library card, driver's license, or state identification card) to access most of the databases from non-library computers. 

Information for the Visually Impaired
the Library has an extensive and increasingly popular collection of large print books. We also have audio books on CD.  We have s DaVinci magnifying machine available for public use during library hours.  It was generously donated to us by a Tawas Couple. Library staff will be happy to demonstrate the machine's many features. 

The East Tawas Library is an official demonstration site for the Talking Book Program.  We have a digital player which has been loaned to us by the Braille and Talking Book Library of Lansing.  If you or someone you know has difficulty reading standard print or if you are just curious, we can show you how the player works.  Talking books are available free of charge (including free mailing) to qualified applicants.  We have information and applications here at the library and will be happy to assist you with the process. 

We also have information and applications for Newsline, a program which reads newspapers over the telephone to qualified applicants.

Series Books/ What's Next
The Kent District Library has a Website, What's Next that answers the frequently asked question, "What books is the next on in this series?" This is a very handy website and staff highly recommends it.

Newspapers and Magazines
The Library receives the following newspapers: 

  •  The Iosco County News Herald
  • The Alcona County Review
  • The Arenac Independent
  • The Bay City Times
  • The Detroit Free Press
  • The Ogemaw County Herald 
Book Sale Area 
The East Tawas Library promotes literacy by giving away free books and by providing an ongoing used book sale area which is open during regular library hours.  The proceeds are used to purchase additional magazine subscriptions and other items for the library. 

Catalog and Digital Media 
The East Tawas Library is one of eight branches of the Iosco-Arenac District Library.  The online catalog Enterprise can be found on the Iosco-Arenac District Library's website and can be accessed from any computer.