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Using the Website

Learn more about and how you can use it (or contribute to it yourself)!

AADL Blogs

Blogs are short articles on our website. Learn about library news, materials, events and add your own comments about anything of interest.Check out all AADL blogs and subscribe through an RSS feed.

Brainfuse Homework Help

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By default the catalog searches all words in a record, regardless of order, capitalization, or commas and periods. Searches with multiple words are interpreted with an AND in between each term: both words will appear in the record, but not necessarily next to each other. To search for an exact phrase or title, wrap the phrase in quotations like this: "last song." Here's a list of all our additional catalog searching tips and tricks.


Comments are just another way for you to say what you think on our website. You can add a comment to any blog or review, even to some of our collections. Just Log in and click “add a new comment” anytime you have some feedback to share.

My Account

Manage your your library account by simply logging in and clicking away. See what you have checked out, renew items, request items, even see what tags and reviews you’ve added anytime from any computer.


AADL produces podcasts that you can listen to on the website or download to your computer or mp3 player. Podcasts include interviews with interesting local people, conversations about local history topics, and visits with celebrities visiting town.

Reviews & Ratings

Read/hear/watch something you loved/hated? Tell everyone what you thought by adding a review to an items catalog entry. You have to log in to add your own but you can read anyone else’s reviews anytime.

RSS Feeds

Get the latest news or reviews from AADL downloaded right to your computer with an RSS feed. Click on the RSS icon on your browser to get whatever new content you usually look for added automatically so it will be ready when you are. Here are all our available RSS feeds.


More information can be found on websites that are offshoots from Looking for more info on The Summer Game? Go to Parents can find information about books and aadl events just for kids on Historians can search the Ann Arbor News Archive at More information about services of the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled can be found at


Tags are keywords anyone can add to describe something in our catalog. Log in to our website, visit any item you like in the catalog and click the little green tag icon. Add any words or phrases you think will help people find items or know what they are all about.

Video on Demand

AADL offers on-demand video of past library events and other AADL productions. You can find out about upcoming events on our events page, or you can browse our growing collection of on-demand video. Most videos can be viewed right in your browser, and each video also includes downloadable high-quality and ipod video versions. Some programs also feature an audio-only download for your mp3 player.


Wish you had a way to make a list of titles you'd like to borrow some day but don't want to request at this time? Now you can by choosing "Add to Wishlist" from any catalog record. You will find your Wishlist under the My Lists link on your My Account. Request an item from your Wishlist when you are ready for it by clicking "Request This."