The Bennett Civic Center and Carl Sandburg Libraries are open for service.  Click here for more information. 

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The Bennett Civic Center and Carl Sandburg Libraries are open for service.

Library Takeout-Curbside Pickup

Our Bennett Civic Center and Carl Sandburg Libraries are open for service! Patrons no longer need to wear a mask inside the library. Masks are available for your use at all locations if you choose to wear one.  We will provide reference services in person and via telephone or email, computers are available for use up to two hours per day. Curbside and Walk-Up pickup are still available. Schedule your curbside pickup appointment by calling (734) 466-2491 at Civic Center Library or (248) 893-4010 at Sandburg Library. Meeting room use for outside groups is available.

If you would like to use curbside or walkup pick-up, once you are notified that your holds are available, call us to schedule a pickup time. For curbside pickup, let us know you are here by calling (734) 466-2491 at Civic Center Library or (248) 893-4010 at Sandburg Library and then open your trunk or lower a backseat window and a staff member will place your items accordingly.

Do you have more questions about our current services? Find more answers to our frequently asked questions here.

If you need help picking out items, you can also request a book/media bundle. Fill out a form for pickup at the Bennett Civic Center Library (Picture books, Grade School books, Tween books, Teen books, Adult books, Music CDs) or the Carl Sandburg Library (Picture books or Teen books) and a staff member will contact you to schedule a pickup time.


Do you need a library card?

    • To get a library card, present your ID at any Livonia Public Library location. Livonia Residents 16+ who do not have a library card can also fill out this online form to receive a temporary library card, valid for 3 months.
    • Those younger than 16 must be register in person. A parent or guardian must be with you when you register.

Click here for more library card information.


Friends of the Library

The Friends are now accepting used book donations at the Bennett Civic Center Library. Please remember that we can only accept items in good condition. No encyclopedias, magazines, vhs tapes or cassette tapes will be accepted. Please limit your drop-offs to 5 boxes or bags per day so the Friends of the Library are not overwhelmed with their sorting duties.

Click here for more information about the Friends of the Library.


One City, One Book

The Livonia Public Library, along with the Livonia Library Commission, invites you to join us in participating in the One City, One Book project! The 2023 focus will be on the importance of libraries, literacy and the Great Depression. Our hope is that this will open a dialog about the importance of literacy and how it can be used to combat bigotry and prejudice.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson has been chosen as the 2023 book for the One City, One Book project.

Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek showcases a first in traditionally published literary novels— a bold and unique story and tale of fierce strength and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere — even back home.

One City, One Cookbook

Just like the bookwomen, we are going to collect recipes from the community and put them together into One City, One Cookbook! We are asking patrons and residents to send us their favorite recipes. This can be a recipe passed down from generation to generation or a new family classic. The recipes collected will be turned into One City One Cookbook, which will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the Livonia Public Library! Stay tuned for more information on how to buy your copy!

Use this form to submit a recipe.

Visit our One City One Book page for more information and program schedule.

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Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library

32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2491

Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m. (September-May)

Carl Sandburg Library

30100 Seven Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 893-4010

Mon & Tue: 12-8 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alfred Noble Library

32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Due to a building problem,
Alfred Noble Library will be
closed until further notice.
Click here for more info.

Vest Pocket Library

15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2559

Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.