Library on Wheels (LOW)


Library On Wheels (LOW) brings books and other reading materials, audiocassettes and information to Detroit's seniors and schools. The LOW Bookmobile makes many stops a month at two-week intervals to senior citizen buildings, drop-in centers and other places where older or retired people live or congregate.

Bookmobile staff will answer questions, locate or reserve books and obtain titles through Interlibrary Loan. Librarians bring books to the rooms or apartments of those unable to visit the Bookmobile.

Materials that can be obtained through the Bookmobile, or visits by LOW staff include a large selection of a good variety of current fiction and non-fiction for those who wish to keep well-informed, an extensive collection Large Print books for those with vision problems, magazines, a small collection of audiocassettes of books and music, books in foreign languages (by request), and information from the library's TIP Service.

Contact Information

Frederick Douglass Branch for Specialized Services
3666 Grand River/Trumbull
Phone: (313) 481-1700
Fax: (313) 833-5688


Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Catalog & Database Search

Catalog Search
Search books, movies, games and other library materials.

Database Search
Search newspaper, magazine and journal articles.

Catalog Search 

Advanced Search »


Database Search


Popular Books


Today: November 26, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30am
 Assist with Single Sign-On registration and creating a UserID and Password, Accessing Home...
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:00pm
This Adult/teen discussion group is open to anyone who enjoys reading a good book. Titles will...
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 6:00pm
Do you need help with math or writing a resume, Educator Lynn Coleman    offer free...
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 6:00pm
 Join us for a lively discussion about the selected book. We are accepting suggestions for...
Syndicate content

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.