Library News

Library Reopening Status

The Library is currently open for HOLDS PICKUP and RETURNS only. OUR BUILDING REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC at this time. Our Digital Library Collection is open 24/7/365 for you to download books, movies, music and more.

FOR RETURNS: The return slots attached to the library building (to the right of the main entrance) are open. Our drive-through return bins are currently closed.

Jul 3, 2020

Starting Thursday, July 2, 2020:
Patrons may begin picking up library materials that they have placed on hold. You may select items from our catalog and place a hold on them. Library Staff will distribute holds from the main entrance of the library.  Please follow all social distancing procedures, remain 6 feet away from other people in the area, wear a mask, and do not come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill.  If additional holds are ready for pick-up at the time you arrive at the library, they will be added to your order.

Holds pick up hours:

Monday – Thursday:  10 am – 7 pm
Friday:  10 am – 5 pm
Saturday:  10 am – 2 pm

Library Reopening Update
We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you back in the library again!  We plan to reopen the library building and resume services in phases, while following all the state/local guidelines and best safety practices. Until then, the library remains closed to the public.

Please remember we are open 24/7/365 at www.westlandlibrary.org for you to download books, movies, music and more. If you have any questions, please contact us at: questions@westlandlibrary.org, or call us at 734-326-6123.               

Jul 2, 2020
Adult Summer Reading Starts July 6!

Our Adult Summer Reading Program will run from July 6 through August 14! Each week, visit westlandlibrary.org/adultsrp and fill out the online form to enter the drawing for a $50 gift card! See the Adult Summer Reading Program page for details and the weekly prize list. Good luck, and happy reading!

Jul 1, 2020
Summer Reading for Kids and Teens Starts June 15!

Today is the official start date of the Westland Public Library's Youth & Teen Summer Reading Programs!  

We are challenging kids and teens to keep their skills sharp by READING each day!  Read anywhere, at your level, to earn prizes!  Your challenge is to read 40 days between June 15 and August 15!  You can do it!

So many ways to participate!  

  • You may pick up a paper copy of the Reading Log at the library starting Monday, June 22. 
  • If you have a printer, you can download a printable version HERE for kids and HERE for teens.
  • If you prefer, you can use our online version to record the days you read this summer by clicking HERE for kids and HERE for teens. 

The first day to check in your Summer Reading Log is Monday, July 27.    

The last day to check in your Summer Reading Log is Saturday, August 15, by 5:00pm. 

Please contact us if you have any questions!  We will be happy to help!   

734-326-6123 or youth@westlandlibrary.org


Jun 15, 2020
Mrs Fry
5/26/2020: Donated items are not being accepted

Please do not donate any items to the library at this time. Donated items will
be discarded as we are not able to process them during the closure.
Thank you for your understanding.

May 26, 2020
2020 Census

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census, too. Go to 2020census.gov to respond today!

May 1, 2020
Due Dates Extended Through June 30

Due dates for currently checked-out library materials have been extended through June 30, 2020

Since staff are not able to enter the building to check in materials, any books returned will continue to show as "checked out" on your account until the library reopens. Patrons will not be charged overdue fines for any items that had due dates during our library closure. If you receive any notices, including for MeLCat items, please know that the fees will be waived following this closure.

If you have a library account, you should be able to access all of our Digital Library Collections, regardless of any current fines.

Apr 27, 2020
NEW! Remote Library Card Sign-up

During this time of COVID-19 precautions, we are now allowing Westland residents to remotely sign up for library cards! 

These new cards will be valid for online resources through July 31st. Once we reopen, stop by with your valid ID and we'll renew your card for another 3 years.

Fill out the application form to get started.​

Apr 17, 2020

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