Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture...
The DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art, architecture and collections of the Main Library. Free, one hour...
You are invited to spend a few moments viewing the Detroit Public Library’s community report entitled, “Libraries Transform” Our 2014-15 theme is...
Exhibits at the Galleria Please come and explore our 2 new exhibits located in the Galleria Exhibit Room.- Artistic Expressions Gallery:...


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12/01/16 44th Noel Night


11/29/16 Wilder Branch Grand Re-opening

The newly renovated Wilder Branch has re-opened! Come by and see what's new!

11/18/16 Exhibits at the Galleria

Exhibits at the Galleria 

Please come and explore our 2 new exhibits located in the Galleria Exhibit Room.

Artistic Expressions Gallery: SuVon and Siana Treece

11/09/16 Community Report-Fiscal Years 2014-15

You are invited to spend a few moments viewing the Detroit Public Library’s community report entitled, “Libraries Transform”

Our 2014-15 theme is based on our commitment to making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. The report showcases several of the Library’s meaningful programs and services that enhance the quality of life for Detroiters of all ages.  Enjoy and please share!

Click here to view the online community report.

08/26/16 American Girl Doll Melody Detroit Launch Video

Welcome home American Girl Doll Melody!



04/28/16 WCCCD's Chancellor Reading Carnival for Children

Saturday, May 21, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WCCCD Downtown Campus

1001 W. Fort Street

Detroit, MI 48226



Join the fun and discover the wonderful world of books at the WCCCD's Chancellor Reading Carnival for Children. For more information, call 313.496.2704.

04/27/16 Used Book Sale

Great books at great prices!
Join us for the Spring Book Sale and stock up on some reading material. Prices from $1 to $5 with some exceptions.

04/04/16 April System Wide Event Listing

Looking for some cool activities in your neighborhood this month?

04/01/16 2016 African American Booklist

The Detroit Public Library, encouraged by the positive response to this annual publication, continues the tradition of the African American Booklist for 2016 and beyond. This bibliography provides a selected list of books by and/or about African Americans. This booklist includes works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and young adults reviewed and recommended by librarians of the Detroit Public Library.

03/04/16 Detroit Public Library & Comerica Bank Celebrate 16 Sweet Years Together
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Today: December 11, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:30am
Need to learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your typing/keyboarding skills....
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Play board games at the library. Children
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
Make a holiday decoration to take home, for yourself or someone else. Ages 6 - 18
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Join us for a free Meditation Class for inner peace, spiritual awakening and joy. All ages welcome...
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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!

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.