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Detroit Public Library, Detroit

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  • And the facilities are top notch. It's a destination of its own. Ask to see the card catalogue area.  more »
  • When two time periods collide you get this amazing museum. In the original building it's giant murals and beautiful decor. The other half of the museum is a mid century gem. The front entrance has a g...  more »
  • the inside of the building is so impressive. decoration, ceiling, painting, design are like I am in the museum.  more »
  • An absolute gem. Hope to see this incredible building get the preservation and restoration it desperately needs. An entire city block, right across the street from the (also amazing) Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. The marble staircases and intricate detail of the ceilings and murals are stunning. Every nook and cranny deserves to be explored!
  • The Detroit Public Library is truly a center of learning for all. The library is well stocked with materials for everyone. From babies to new parents to elementary school students, college students, researchers, scientists, writers, editors and our beloved senior citizens this library offers it all. As part of the Michigan electronic catalog system a variety of inspiring and study materials are also available online. Through the Detroit Reads! Program the Detroit Public Library at this branch takes the lead in the providing reading and writing tutoring to adults. Also offered are classes and tutors for English as a Second Language. Not only that, they offer training for the tutors! Math tutoring is also provided at many levels, from beginner to advanced. The building itself is a historical monument. Through paintings on its walls and statues and other objet d’art throughout the structure the story of Detroit is well told. The stories of Detroit’s inhabitants are offered for inspiration. Also contained at this location is the premier ancestor catalog for Wayne County Michigan. That’s not all – there is also an extensive technical, scientific and historical library concerned with the city’s and the region’s automotive history. Computer classes are offered here in a state-of-the-art classroom set by trained and well prepared professionals. I like the classes as they are unlike any I have seen elsewhere and offer a thorough and refreshing look at our modern world and technologies. Taking a test for a profession is just as easy as making an appointment. This is a registered testing center. Again – that’s not all – they have the training materials all ready for preparation for a wide variety of exams from Overland Truck Drivers, to Postal Workers, to Cisco Certified Network Administrators and on and on. As another plus this location is a wonderful place to visit in and of itself. Located between the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University there are three other major university libraries within walking distance! The building is decorated with all the power and history of this great city of trade. Have fun! Read a book! Ask a librarian a question – you’ll never know what you might learn! Catch you in the stacks ,ciao!
  • Best library in the city! And the jazz events, and other events, are reasons why I'll always come back
  • This is a nice library with a large amount of books and resources to use for students and adults alike!
  • Beware of the holidays cause the main library will not be open on a Saturday morning especially if thanksgiving was on a Thursday.

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