Dear Library Patrons,

I know many of you are curious about the library’s reopening plans and timeline so I wanted to reach out and share some updates about our services, and how things will be working for the near future. The Library will be closed to the public until further notice, but library staff are hard at work planning online and outdoor programming.

Thanks to your enthusiasm, we have hit our stride in this “curbside reopening” phase and we thank you for all the positive feedback you have given us. We will continue this service even when we reopen for our “grab and go” phase. Our current hours of operation at the Bennett Civic Center Library are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday & Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. The Carl Sandburg Library is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are interested in curbside pickup, call Bennett Civic Center Library at 734-466-2491 or Carl Sandburg Library at 248-893-4010 to schedule your pickup appointment. Arrive at your scheduled time and park in your designated space and call the library. Please open your trunk or lower a backseat window and a staff member will place your items accordingly.

If you have items to return you can use the new drive-up book return at the Bennett Civic Center Library or the book return at the Carl Sandburg Library; both are available 24/7.

Although we are not charging fines for overdue items, you may receive an overdue notice or a "lost item" notice. These notices are sent out automatically as a courtesy to remind you to return your items in a timely manner. Other patrons may be waiting for the book or movie you checked out, so please continue to follow the due dates. Returned items are quarantined for 4 days before being removed from your account.

While we do not have firm dates for reopening, we are hopeful that it will be very soon. During the “Grab and Go” phase, patrons will be able to come in and browse for items and check them out. Seating and meeting room use will not be available at this time, and a limited number of patrons will be allowed inside each library building per local and state requirements. The Bennett Civic Center library will remain closed until the public entrance construction is completed.

It is my sincere hope that you are staying safe and will continue to do so. The entire library staff are looking forward to a time when we can meet again. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates and exciting virtual programs.

Thank you for your continued support,

Toni LaPorte, Library Director
Kid and Tween Programs
Storytime is outdoors! Join us outside (weather permitting) for 1-2 stories and a lot of movement activities. Please bring a blanket or chairs, maintain social distancing, and wear a mask. No registration required. Click here for dates and times.

Don't forget to visit our Storywalk located in the Nature Nook behind the Bennett Civic Center Library.

Visit our homeschooling resources page for more ideas to keep kids reading, thinking, and learning.
Teen Programs
Teens, looking for some reading inspiration? You really autumn know about our new challenge—FALLing for Books! From now until January, if you register and log books from six different categories you'll win a prize! Expand your reading further and complete all ten categories to be entered into the grand prize raffle for an Amazon gift card. Register and keep track at

Visit for all of our programming information for teens in grades 8-12.
Adult Programs
Our Adult Services staff hosts a wide range of fascinating online programs that you can attend from the comfort of your living room! Check out our Adult Events page for up to date listings on our programs.

Join one of our book discussion groups. Find more info here.
Access the Library Anytime
Access full text eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more from your computer, phone, tablet, or other portable device.

Be sure to visit our downloads page for a full list of our downloadable services! 

Our librarians have compiled lists of their favorite eBook and audiobook titles. Find them here.
Your library card also gives you access to our many eResources—find auto repair information, test preparation tools, articles from newspapers, newswires, news magazines, and more. 

Looking for a new job? Try Brainfuse JobNow™–an online service designed to support every step of your job search process. JobNow™ features live online coaches who can assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help you prepare for job interviews.

Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition has been extended through December 31, 2020.

Need a Library Card? 
Livonia residents who do not have a library card (or who have an expired card) can fill out our online form and we will send you an email with your card information.

Book Bundles
Need help picking out items? Request a book/media bundle! Fill out one of our online forms and our librarians will put together a bundle of books for you. We will contact you to schedule a pickup time.

100 Book Club
Don't forget about our 100 Book Club! Track your reading with the Livonia Public Library's 100 Book Club and win prizes along the way. Log any books you have read this calendar year and keep logging through December 31!

Voter Guide
Before you vote, read up on all the candidates on your ballot in this online voter guide compiled by the League of Women Voters. You can also find out how to register to vote, how to check if you are registered, and other helpful election information.