Lending Library


Downloadable Library

Digital Library

The State Bar of Michigan Downloadable Library features a wide variety of law-related e-books and audio books—including many titles about practice management. Michigan attorneys have complimentary access and can check out two titles at a time for 14 days each.

How to get started

Please follow these instructions if you are using a Nook. Please follow these instructions if you are using a Kindle.

For all other devices, we recommend using the free Libby app to access the SBM Downloadable Library. Install it from your device’s app store:

Or, visit libbyapp.com/library/michbar in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.

Make sure to indicate in the Libby app, when prompted, that you already have a library card. Even though you do not have a physical library card, you do have an account. Follow the other prompts in the app to search for our library, which you can do by name (State Bar of Michigan) or ZIP code (48933). Please note that Libby’s offer to “guess your library” is based on geography and likely will not work for this situation.

To add your virtual library card, use your michbar.org username as your “card number” and your P number as your PIN. Please note, your username is not your P number. If you need help locating your username, log in to the SBM Member Area, select “Manage address, profile, preferences, and passwords” and scroll to the Username and Password box. If you need assistance, email sbmaddressfix@michbar.org or call (888) 726-3678.

Your login information is the same if you opt to use michbar.overdrive.com instead of the Libby app. Use your michbar.org username as your “card number” and your P number as your PIN. Please note, your username is not your P number. If you need help locating your username, log in to the SBM Member Area, select “Manage address, profile, preferences, and passwords” and scroll to the Username and Password box. If you need assistance, email sbmaddressfix@michbar.org or call (888) 726-3678.

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How to browse the library 

We have several curated collections for you to peruse, and you can also search for a specific title or subject. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know by emailing pmrchelpline@michbar.org or calling (800) 341-9715. We’re always looking to expand our collection and would be happy to consider your request. 

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