Are you working on your family history, looking to learn a new language, or need help with a school project? The Livonia Public Library has a variety of resources available to help. Not sure where to start, or need help locating specific information? Contact the Reference Desk at your neighborhood branch for assistance. We’re happy to help!


Our genealogy collection and dedicated genealogy computer are available for all patrons to use to conduct their own research, and information is available on obituaries as well. Keep an eye out for future dates of Genealogy Saturdays!


Auto repair information, test preparation tools, articles from newspapers, newswires, news magazines, and more. 


Access full text eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more from your computer or favorite portable device.

Useful Websites

Media reviews, homeschooling resources, and more.



Michigan eLibrary

Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

Search for up-to-date articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools on a variety of topics including auto repair, legal, test prep, family history, and consumer reports.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Your Livonia library card gives you free access to everything The New York Times has to offer, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic!

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press

Search full-text Detroit Free Press articles from 1999-present and abstracts from 1994-present.

  • Remote Access
  • In-Library Access

  • Michigan eLibrary Kids

    Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Kids

    Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Find information on countries, animals, and people as well as activities, science projects and experiments.

    Brainfuse JobNow

    Brainfuse JobNow

    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. All you need is your library card.

    Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports

    Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

    Universal Class

    Universal Class

    Universal Class offers a wide variety of coursework designed to be completed online and at your own pace. Classes range in topic from DIY to Psychology, Self-Help to Writing Skills, and beyond. There’s a topic for every interest! A Livonia Public Library card is required for registration.

    niche academy

    Niche Academy

    Always accessible online tutorials for common computer programs, from Library digital downloads to Microsoft Office and Google products.


    Are you an older adult looking for technology help, or just a way to connect while staying home? Take free classes on video conferencing, smartphones and tablets, Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, and more. Virtual social hours are also offered! There are over 150 classes to choose from.

    Merck Manuals

    Merck Manuals

    Merck Manuals are one of the most widely used medical information resources in the world, and are committed to making the best and most current information accessible to both health care professionals and patients. Free to use in digital formats.

    Merck Veterinary Manual

    Merck Veterinary Manual

    The Merck Veterinary Manual provides concise and authoritative information to veterinarians and all animal health care professionals on disease and management of a variety of animals. Free to use in digital formats.

    BookPage digital edition

    BookPage Digital Edition

    BookPage is a recommendation guide for readers, highlighting new books across all genres.

    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

    Closed in 2019 due to
    structural issues
    and water damage.

    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.