All branches of the Dickinson County Library will completely close at 5 PM on Monday, March 23 and remain closed through at least Monday, April 13, per executive order by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Curbside pickup of materials will no longer be available during this time.
Book drops at all branches also will be closed during this time. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE LIBRARY MATERIALS OUTSIDE ANY BRANCH! We do not charge overdue fines, so please keep any library materials until we re-open.
Our online resources, accessible from our website www.dcl-lib.org
, will continue to be available during this closure. If you experience issues with your library account, please reach out to us at email@example.com
and we will do our best to assist you via e-mail by providing account information such as PIN numbers and tech support with our digital services.
And right now you can sign-up for a free virtual card! These temporary cards will grant access to the Library’s collection of digital audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines available through the Great Lakes Digital Library. Signing up is easy, visit the Library’s website, www.dcl-lib.org, and click on the link provided on the green banner. Using almost any device, card holders can checkout, download, and enjoy from home. UPDATE - If you see an error, please try again shortly. THe response has been great to this offer and it has caused some delays. Wifi is still available in the parking lot of the libraries for those with mobile devices or laptops. Information about resources available online can also be found on the Library’s website.
These temporary cards will expire April 30th, or when the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order has been lifted. At that time, please visit any branch of the Dickinson County Library and register in person for a library card. There is no charge for residents and taxpayers of Dickinson County and those who reside outside of Dickinson County may register for a card for a low annual fee.
The Dickinson County Library helps the community finds its story. We hope we can brighten this chapter for you with a visit to our Facebook page for virtual storytime with Miss Crystal and information about accessing our digital collections, available 24/7 through our website. Digital services include downloadable eBooks and audiobooks (Libby or Overdrive), downloadable magazines (RB Digital), foreign language learning (Mango Languages), World Book Encyclopedia digital edition, and other online databases including Chilton Library, Global Road Warrior, and AtoZ USA. We have added a temporary link to Tumble Books as well! More electronic resources can also be found at http://mel.org
. Finally, there is a plethora of detailed local history information available on our website!
Please, stay safe at home, follow CDC recommendations, and practice social distancing and handwashing. Thank you for your patience during this time; we look forward to assisting you as soon as possible.