COVID-19 UPDATE

Last edited: March 25th

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, the City of Livonia has closed the Livonia Public Libraries effective March 14, through Monday, April 13. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 14. The City of Livonia is extending the original closure date through April 14 in accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-20 (COVID-19).

  • Please stay safe and stay home. There will be NO FINES for anything currently checked out. There is no need to return items to the library at this time. Library staff are working from home. Items will not be cleared off your record until we are allowed to return to the building.

  • Holds will be available for pickup when the library reopens. Your holds will remain on the shelf for 10 days following our reopening.

  • All programs and storytimes are cancelled through at least April 20th.

  • All expired cards have been given a 30-day extension. 

  • We encourage you to take advantage of our free digital collection which you can access remotely. In addition to expanded ebook access from our digital service providers, Ancestry.com has expanded library subscriber access. You can now access Ancestry Library Edition from home until April 30, 2020. Hoopla Digital has also created the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection; patrons will be debited ZERO borrows when they borrow any of the items from this list of more than 1,000 top titles (through 4/30/20).

  • If you need assistance with your PIN or have questions regarding online content, email us at Lvcc@LivoniaPublicLibrary.org

  • Book donations will not be accepted until further notice.

Please Click here for more COVID-19 information from the City of Livonia and message from Mayor Brosnan.

Additional Resources 

Livonia Public Library Newsletter: Staying Connected  We have compiled a list of resources that are free and available to use during our closure.

Homeschooling Resources Looking for ideas to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing while schools are closed? Try some of these free resources, including kid-friendly livestreams and an outdoor scavenger hunt.

COVID-19 Resources from the Library of Michigan Includes information on unemployment benefits, assistance for small businesses, and more.

NewsGuard A tool that helps people assess the reliability of the news they see on social media and in search results. 

NewsGuard is removing its paywall and making its browser extension free until July 1. This will enable all citizens – including those who use NewsGuard at libraries that are now temporarily closed – to have access to these ratings during this time of crisis. After July 1, you will be able to continue accessing NewsGuard’s ratings for free on computers at the library.

 

Looking for free or low cost internet options? If you or someone you know can answer yes to this question, here are a couple of useful web sites:

EveryoneOn allows you to search by zip code and to check off specific criteria that applies to you.

Digital Inclusion.org provides a nation-wide list that includes phone numbers and links with how to apply.

 

Coronavirus Information

CDC Coronavirus Information Updates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The State of Michigan provides updates on the disease’s spread within the state.

WHO Coronavirus Information Information from the World Health Organization.

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library


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


Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun*: 1-5 p.m.

*(during the school year)

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.

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.

Vest Pocket Library


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


Mon - Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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