Donations to the Library

A gift to the Livonia Public Library’s collection is a unique and enduring way to pay tribute to friends and family while giving a resource to the community for many to use and enjoy. You can be assured your gift will have meaning and purpose for many years to come.

Memorials & Commemoratives

Memorials & Commemoratives

Books and other library materials provide a remembrance for any type of occasion. A favorite book can serve as a memorial to someone dear now gone, a recording of a lullaby can be given on a child’s birthday, a book of poems can mark an anniversary, or a video on a newly found hobby can express hopes for a leisurely retirement.

A gift to the library can reflect the tastes or interests of the individual in whose honor the gift was given. A love of gardening might inspire a book on roses, or a historian can be remembered by a work on his or her favorite time.

Organizations can also show their appreciation for members of special merit, or merely use the donations as a way to help the library increase its collections in their special area. When you donate to the program, you may designate a particular title, subject area or type of material you would like purchased, or you may ask the library staff to use your contribution to purchase items where needed. A letter will be sent to the honoree or to his or her family to let them know about your thoughtful gift. A letter of acknowledgement goes to the donor as well. A book plate will be inscribed as you wish and placed on the item, letting the community share in the recognition of your loved one.

Questions? Please call the City Librarian’s office at (734)466-2451. Click here for a printable donation form.

 

Donate Used Books

We are currently not accepting donations due to COVID-19 concerns. 

​Volunteering

 

The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are an active group of volunteers with over 800 members. The mission of the Friends is to provide support for the services and programs of the Livonia Public Library. Volunteers meet this mission by helping at Library programs, events and fund raising efforts.

Visit the Friends of the Library Page for more information.

Teen Volunteers

We at the Livonia Public Library care greatly for the health and safety of our volunteers. Due to COVID-19, we will be suspending the Teen Volunteering Program until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope to be able to offer volunteer opportunities again soon.

Tween Volunteers

We at the Livonia Public Library care greatly for the health and safety of our volunteers. Due to COVID-19, we will be suspending the Tween Volunteering Program until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope to be able to offer volunteer opportunities again soon.

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


Closed until December 9, 2020.

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