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Welcome to the new AADL.org!

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 4:54pm by eli

Welcome to the all-new AADL.org! We're still working on a lot of features and cleaning up webpages, but the new site is here at last!  Here are a few updates on where we're at, and what's to come this week and beyond.

Requests have been loaded, with NEW FEATURES!

With the new website, you can FREEZE or UNFREEZE your requests whenever you'd like, so long as they haven't yet hit the hold shelf.  When a request is Frozen, you'll keep moving up the line, but the item won't be hit the hold shelf for you until you Unfreeze that request.  Perfect for when too much stuff is coming in at once, or for when you go on vacation!  We're getting ready to start filling requests early this week, so stay tuned for that!

Call or Text Your Library, just one number!

You can always call us at (734) 327-4200, but now you can text us at that number too with your questions!  You'll get a response from library staff via text to your question, usually in just a few minutes!

New Bookable Rooms!

If you've used the Meeting Rooms at Westgate Branch, you know they're a hot commodity! So we've made two meeting rooms on the second floor of the downtown library bookable just like the Westgate Rooms.  The Whiffletree Room and the Lamplighter Room can now be booked online for up to 2 hours, a minimum of one day in advance. You can book each of these rooms 12 times in a 365-day period with your library card.  Get started booking these rooms right now!

Introducing AAMPS!

We've slowly been growing our collection of local digital music for download, and now we're thrilled to launch a single place to find it: AAMPS, the Ann Arbor Music & Performance Server! With great music you can download right now, and much more to come in coming months, we hope you'll find something great to listen to everyday.

A New Year's Surprise!

As part of the new system, we've waived any outstanding late fees on your account for items you've returned.  If you have overdue items that have been billed, those bills will be regenerated soon, unless, of course, you bring the stuff back first!

Many More Features to Come!

After the dust settles, there are a lot of great new features coming on AADL.org. Notifications by text, custom alerts and reminders, series holds and much more... once we get over this big leap we've just taken, we'll start making more useful features to save you time and effort every time you use the website.

 

Thanks for checking it out, and Thanks for Using your Library!

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Holiday Hours

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:36pm by TimG

All locations of the Ann Arbor District Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, December 24 & 25. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, December 26.

All locations will also be closed on Saturday & Sunday December 30 & 31 and on Monday, January 1. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2.

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AADL Earns Five Star Rating for 10th Year in a Row

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:33pm by richretyi

The Ann Arbor District Library has been named a five star library for the 10th year in a row in Library Journal’s annual rating of public libraries nationwide. The AADL is one of just 13 public libraries in the country to earn LJ's five star designation in each of the last 10 years.

Three other Michigan libraries received star ratings this year. Richland Community Library was named a Four Star library within its category, West Bloomfield Township Public Library received four stars, and Genesee District Library received three stars. Congratulations to our fellow Michigan libraries!

See the full list of libraries earning stars here.

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AADL Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:03am by TimG

All AADL locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.

Regular Library hours will resume on Friday, November 24.

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All AADL Locations Closed On Monday, October 9

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:48am by TimG

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for our annual staff training day.

Regular Library hours will resume on Tuesday, October 10.

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AADL Closed On Labor Day

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:53am by TimG

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 4.

Regular Library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

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AADL & TheRide Offer Free Ride Saturdays With Your Library Card

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 2:51pm by TimG

AADL and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) are partnering this summer to provide Free Ride Saturdays during the AADL Summer Game!

Every Saturday from June 17 - August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. All you need to do is show the driver your library card when boarding the bus!

While riding, look for the AADL Summer Game code sign inside the bus and win 1,000 points to trade in for awesome Summer Game Shop prizes. Each bus has the same code inside the bus, so it's easy to find! When you see it, text the code to 4AADL (42235) or visit play.aadl.org to enter the code and get 1,000 points.

TheRide and AADL have created fun ways to get even more Summer Game prizes:
• Find the code featured on the outside of several buses for 500 points.
• Find the code hidden on TheRide.org on the MyAlerts Service page (which you can get to by clicking on "All Alerts" directly from the homepage) for 500 points.

Find all the codes to earn the Ride Master Badge and a 500 point bonus!

The AADL Summer Game is a great way to enjoy your summer and to ride TheRide for free! For more information on TheRide's routes and schedules, pick up a Ride Guide or visit TheRide.org.

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All AADL Locations will Open at 10 AM Tuesday

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:51pm by eli

All AADL Locations will open one hour late Tuesday morning. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience!

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Suggest a Title For Washtenaw Reads 2018

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:08pm by TimG

Read a good book lately? Suggest it for Washtenaw Reads 2018!

The Washtenaw Reads screening team is meeting throughout the summer to select finalist titles for the Read and they want your ideas!

The Washtenaw Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. Participating libraries and communities include Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Northfield Township, Saline, and Ypsilanti.

To suggest a title visit Washtenaw Reads or the Washtenaw Reads Facebook page. Washtenaw Reads 2018 will take place January - February 2018.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Internet Down at Pittsfield Branch

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:50pm by eli

Due to a fiber problem, Pittsfield Branch is currently without Internet connection. This affects public computers, wifi, and catalog searching at Pittsfield Branch. Staff can still assist with checkouts that will be processed later once connectivity is restored. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned!