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Ask-A-Librarian service is designed to provide brief, factual answers to your reference questions via e-mail or phone. If your question is more in-depth or requires research, please plan a visit to Main Library or contact the library telephone reference center at (313) 481-1400 during regular library hours.

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If you do not receive a response within five business days, please e-mail your question directly to: askalibrarian@detroitpubliclibrary.org from your email account.



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Today: April 26, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
One on One or small group tutorial to work on a variety of computer functions. Adults
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
For individuals who have very little or no computer skills. Participants will learn the parts of...
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Fun activities to for children. Children Program
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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.