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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As part of our reopening procedures, all returned items will be held in quarantine for four days 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 will take a few days for your account to show that you have returned your items, but you will not be charged any fines.

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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.

Civic Center Library is currently undergoing essential repairs to the building’s foundation that prohibits access to the main doors and outdoor book return. We now have a new book return located near our curbside pickup area.  The book return at the Carl Sandburg Library is also open 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

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.

Book donations will not be accepted until further notice.

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


Tue - Thurs: 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (734) 466-2559 and will be in half-hour increments. Visitors must wear face masks.

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