Detroit Public Library art and architectural tour
The DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art, architecture and...
The Detroit Public Library, encouraged by the positive response to this annual publication,...
Brandon Williams
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
Great books at great prices!Join us for the Spring Book Sale and stock up on some reading material...
Michigan Notable Author and Nation Book Award Finalist
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 5:30pm
Author Angela Flournoy will be at the Hubbard Branch on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 5:30 -6:30 to...


Today: May 6, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Homework help in reading literacy and math “free of charge” for grades K-8. Offered by a certified...
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am
 Join us for a great  G or PG movie. All ages welcome. Refreshments 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am
While supplies last!  Make a nice gift and card to give to your mother or grandmother.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:30am
Want to play chess? Want to learn chess? Join our open chess Sessions. Our instructor, Mr. Ronald...
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Great books at great prices!
Join us for the Spring Book Sale and stock...

The DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art,...

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Special Collections

The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
Until further notice, in-person service at the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) is by...
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts was established in...
The Ernie Harwell Sports Collection began in 1966 when sportscaster Ernie Harwell made his initial...
Since 1948, the Detroit Public Library Rare Book Collection has acquired and preserved rare...


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Resources for making career decisions, strategizing your job search, and finding job listings are available in the Technology, Literacy and Career (TLC) Center at the Main Library.

Services for the blind, the visually handicapped, the physically handicapped, or reading disabled.

Learn to read or improve your reading skills at Main Library or the Parkman Branch. Join the Detroit Public Library’s literacy campaign Detroit Reads!

Welcome to HYPE, the Detroit Public Library's Teen Center.

Library On Wheels (LOW) brings books and other reading materials, audiocassettes and information to Detroit's seniors and schools.

The Detroit Public Library now subscribes to OverDrive Digital Media, which provides access to eBooks and audiobooks on a wide variety of portable devices and e-readers.