The Farmington Community Library Main Library
The Farmington Community Library Main Library in Farmington Hills offers a wealth of resources for residents in Farmington and Farmington Hills, both online and at the library. The spacious building houses a collection of more than 272,400 books, 30,000 movies on DVD or videotape and 23,000 audio recordings in various formats. The library subscribes to 614 magazines and newspapers, and patrons can also check out more than 8,000 books in electronic format. Internet access is available through 75 computers, as well as for those who use laptops at study tables. The children's section, in the lower level, has interactive play areas, as well as books, audio and video items. Outreach programs range from visits to 25 area senior centers and nursing homes to services for 40 child care centers. The library's History Collection has extensive local history and genealogical resources, as well as computers for personal research and study. Meeting rooms and an auditorium are available for meetings, presentations and programs. Online resources include digitized and searchable back issues of The Farmington Enterprise and Farmington Observer, an arts calendar, resources for coping during the recession, on-line renewals and reservations.
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 9am - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 10am - 6pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm
- Handicap Accessible: The library has handicapped accessible entrances and parking.
- Founding Date: June 11, 1972
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 272,400
- Specialties: "The Children's collection occupies the entire lower level of the building, featuring interactive experiences for children. A Smart Start center offers interactive reading readiness activities."
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Up to 3 hours, must have valid library card.
- Book donation information: Book donations may be dropped off at the circulation desk.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Private events: Yes