Detroit Library Commission

The Detroit Public Library is an independent, municipal corporation governed by a seven member Detroit Library Commission. Members are appointed by the Detroit Public Schools Board of Education. The seventh member, the current president of the Board of Education, is an ex-officio member.


Carole Jasper Quarterman, President

Victoria Inniss-Edwards, Vice-President

Jean-Vierre Adams, Secretary

Franklin G. Jackson

Judge Edward M. Thomas

Patrice Merritt

Herman Davis, Ex-Officio

2015 Meeting Dates

January 20, 2015
February 17, 2015
March 17, 2015
April 21, 2015
May 19, 2015

June 16, 2015
September 15, 2015
October 20, 2015
November 17, 2015
December 15, 2015

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Minutes of the Detroit Library Commission Meetings


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Special Services

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!

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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.