The Library Tour

Detroit Public Library art and architectural tour

The DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art, architecture and collections of the Main Library. 

Free, one hour docent-led tours of the Main Library are offered two Saturdays a month at 11:00 a.m.  Tours are limited to 40 people. Registration is required.

The tour highlights the architecture of Cass Gilbert, as well as the many works of famed craftsmen and architects. Our docents will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit’s acclaimed Main Library. You will discover the Grand Staircase, the Pewabic fireplace, the Ernie Harwell Room, and other surprises along your 1 mile walking journey.

 

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Today: October 23, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
Enjoy great read alouds, songs, finger plays and crafts at this library time dedicated to babies...
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
Join us for an ongoing class in the visual arts for youth ages 8-11.Tweens
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
Learn how to make smart financial decisions in your day-to-day life. This group will meet for 6...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:30am
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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.