Library

Is the library open?

Yes, patrons may browse for items, checkout materials, and use our computers, printers, and fax/scan station. Due to Michigan Department of Health & Human Services regulations and ongoing renovations, up to 25 patrons at a time may visit us during our normal hours of operation. In order to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to enter the building, patrons will be limited to one hour a day.

For the safety of all, person-to-person interactions will be kept to a minimum. The library's lounge furniture and eating areas will not be available. Furthermore, patrons may not congregate, study, or request computer assistance. When the threat of COVID-19 lessens, we look forward to easing these restrictions.

The second phase of our renovations has begun. Approximately one quarter of the building is under construction, including the library's main entrance. A temporary entrance is available along the glass wall to the right of the main entrance. The children's department is also under heavy construction. Our librarians will gladly retrieve titles from the construction zone, but please be patient during the search.

Even though we have resumed in-building services, both our curbside pickup and home delivery services will continue. In addition, if you need tax forms or other documents printed, you may use our curbside printing service.

Are there still library programs?

Yes, but in-person programs are limited due to current state guidelines. The library has created virtual programs for our residents. Look for a schedule of activities here or follow the library’s Facebook page to see future events.

Is the Friends bookstore still taking donations?

No donations are currently being taken while the library is under renovations.

Can I get a library card online?

Yes. You may apply at shpl.net/1578. Once we resume normal hours of operation, you will need to provide picture ID and proof of residency at the library to check out physical materials.

Do you have ebooks or other digital media that I can borrow?

The library has an abundance of ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, online tutoring and more. All of the links to the library’s digital services are available on our website www.shpl.net. Click on Services at the top to see what is available.