Reopening Plan for Livonia Bennett Civic Center and Carl Sandburg Libraries

We are excited to announce our reopening plans for Livonia Bennett Civic Center and Carl Sandburg Libraries. We are not ready for full library service at this time, but have a concrete plan for moving forward that protects our staff and patrons alike.

Civic Center Library is currently undergoing essential repairs to the building’s foundation that prohibits access to the main doors and book return. We now have a new book return located near our curbside pickup area. You may continue to hold on to your items as we will not charge fines until patrons are allowed back in the building. Sandburg’s book return is also open.

Operating hours for both Civic Center and Sandburg during curbside service:
Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For curbside pickup by appointment only.

Beginning June 10th, we will call patrons with items currently on our hold shelf to schedule curbside pickup. We will schedule a 15 minute window, so please adhere to the schedule and park in your designated space to make the process as smooth as possible.

Beginning June 17th, we will provide materials through a “holds only” service. Much like restaurant carryout, our library takeout will be curbside only (Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Once you are notified that your holds are available, call us to schedule a 15-minute window to pick up your materials. Please arrive at your scheduled pickup time and park in one of the designated parking spaces (please tell us if you are walking/biking, so we can give you instructions for picking up your materials). 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. A library staff member will bring your items out to you and place them in your trunk (we ask that you close your own trunk after we walk away).

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

Summer Reading is all online this year. For more information visit our Kid and Tween Page  (for kids entering grade 7 and younger), the Teen Page (for grades 8-12), or the Adult Page. Register for summer reading and update your log at LivoniaLibrary.Beanstack.org.

If you have additional questions, please email us at Lvcc@LivoniaPublicLibrary.org or give us a call at (734) 466-2491.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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FAQs

As part of our reopening procedures, all returned items will be held in quarantine for one day to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patrons. After this period, the items will be checked in and removed from your account. It may take a few days for your account to show that you have returned your items. 

If you return an item before 5 p.m. on:it will be cleared from your account on:
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The interlibrary loan service has been reactivated for some libraries, but not all libraries in the system have reopened. You may not be able to place a hold request for all items because of this.
 

Once you are notified that your holds are available, call us to schedule a 15-minute window to pick up your materials. Please arrive at your scheduled pickup time and park in one of the designated parking spaces (please tell us if you are walking/biking, so we can give you instructions for picking up your materials). 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. A library staff member will bring your items out to you and place them in your trunk (we ask that you close your own trunk after we walk away).

Please call us to reschedule.

Bennett Civic Center Library: (734) 466-2491
Sandburg Library: (248) 893-4010

Fill out a form for pickup at the Bennett Civic Center Library (Picture booksGrade School booksTween booksTeen books, or Adult books) or the Carl Sandburg Library (Picture books or Teen books) and a staff member will contact you to schedule a pickup time.

All materials must be returned to the outdoor book returns. 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.

Livonia Residents who do not have a library card (or who have an expired card) can fill out this online form during our closure.

You can also give us a call and we will be happy to help.

Bennett Civic Center Library: (734) 466-2491
Sandburg Library: (248) 893-4010

Due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in Michigan and especially in Livonia, the determination has been made to scale back services at the Livonia Libraries. Starting April 13, all Livonia Libraries will be returning to Curbside Service only. Our buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. Schedule your curbside pickup appointment by calling (734) 466-2491 at Civic Center Library or (248) 893-4010 at Sandburg Library and continue to return all library materials into the book drop. The upcoming Friends of the Library Book Sale will also be postponed.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all donations must be made by appointment. Please fill out this form and a member of the Friends will contact you to schedule a date and time.

Remember to follow us on social media for updates!

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library


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


Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please keep your visit to 30 minutes or less and continue to return all library materials into the book drop. Visitors must wear face masks. Curbside pickup available.

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.
Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please keep your visit to 30 minutes or less and continue to return all library materials into the book drop. Visitors must wear face masks. Curbside pickup available.

Vest Pocket Library


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


Temporarily Closed 

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