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About Us

Library services are available to all others outside this service area for a fee. Over 8.8 million items have circulated system-wide during recent fiscal years! In addition to these items, thousands of people enter the library and its branches to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s fiber-optic connection, enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit, or attend one of the Library’s many events. Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Ann Arbor District Library!

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The Ann Arbor District Library provides collections, programs, and leadership to promote the development of literate and informed citizens through open and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational, and information resources.

Mission Statement

The existence of the Ann Arbor District Library assures public ownership of print collections, digital resources, and gathering spaces for the citizens of the library district. We are committed to sustaining the value of public library services for the greater Ann Arbor community through the use of traditional and innovative technologies.

Ann Arbor District Library Values

  • Excellence in customer service
  • Providing, supporting, and advocating access for all
  • Acting with initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  • Working together, with enthusiasm and optimism, to reach goals
  • Responsible stewardship of resources