Ask a Librarian
Use the online contact form to send your questions, comments or suggestions. To talk to a librarian directly, call 248-437-6431 during library hours. If you are calling to renew a book, you may call our automated toll free hotline at 888-672-8983. This service is available 24/7 but you must know your library card number and PIN.
Low Vision Patrons
The library has over 2,000 large print titles available for check-out at the library. In addition, we have books on CD and Playaways which allow you to listen to a book on the go. If you want to check out a book that isn't large print there are magnifiers that can be checked out for the duration that you have your book.
We also have a High Definition Video Magnification System for library patron use and located in our computer lab. The Vivid HD900 magnifies up to 100x power.
Oakland Talking Book Service
Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled
There are forty computers throughout the library with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access) available on all stations. All stations are first-come-first-serve and allow for unlimited use. Computer availability is limited only during scheduled computer classes that are held in the computer lab. Printing is $.10 per page in black & white and $.40 for color.
Our copy machine has a number of features for patrons use:
- Make black & white copies (price per side - $.10 letter/$.15 legal or tabloid)
- Make color copies (price per side - $.40 letter/$.60 legal or tabloid)
- Scan documents and pictures to a USB drive or email (no cost)
- Scan to Cloud services - Google Drive, Office 365, Dropbox, Evernote, SalesForce and Sharepoint (no cost)
- Scan a document to a word or excel file that you can edit (no cost)
You can send and receive faxes through our public fax service at the circulation desk. The fax number to receive documents is 248-437-6593. Fees for the service are as follows:
- Sending: US & Canada $1.00 / page
- Sending: International $3.00 / page
- Receiving: $.50 / page
Wireless Internet & Printing
Wireless Internet is available for laptops and other mobile devices. To access the wireless network, connect to the "public" access point while in the library. To print a document from your computer, go to our online printing portal. This service can be used by laptop users in the library, PC users at home and smartphone users. Documents can be released to a printer from any library computer.
Bring your old newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, and paper at any time and recycle it in the large green and yellow bins in our parking lot. The library receives money for every ton collected. Please, no books, food boxes or cardboard.
Tax forms are available at the library from late-January through April. Tax booklets and forms provided by the state and federal government can be picked up in our tax form area. For our tax form resource center, click here.
The library is a polling place for Salem Township's 2nd Precinct. To access our voting resource center, click here.
Four study rooms are available within the library. Two rooms can hold up to four occupants and two rooms hold up to twelve occupants. A room may be reserved up to seven days in advance for up to two hours at a time. To reserve a room, click here..
Proctoring is free for library district residents and $25 / exam for nonresidents. Contact the Adult Service desk at 248-437-6431 x201 for more information or click here.