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Fun & Functional: Free Resources

Here are some free and licensed resources that you have access to at the University of Michigan for both fun and for functional learning (or enrichment)

Freely Available Resources

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Adventure and Travel

Learn an Art

  • If you need to learn how to paint in the happiest way possible - you need Bob Ross!  All his episodes of the Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting are online!

Nature Links

Revisit the World of Old Time Radio

Freely Available eBooks and Library Resources

OpenLibrary (from the Internet Archive) - a place where anyone can create an account and check out books on just about any topic.

Internet Archive - speaking of which - this resource provides an amazing collection of books, video and audio files that you can enjoy from wherever you are.  

Michigan Resources

Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)   includes a wide variety of resources that are available to everyone in the State of Michigan.  You can authenticate by being in the state, with a library card or with a Michigan Drivers License.