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Inside the AADL

AADL Items for Purchase

Items for purchase at the AADL include:

  • Black totes bags with AADL logo made of recycled materials: $1.00
  • Headphones: $3.50
  • Digital cartridges: $8.00 (for use with Digital Talking Book Machine available to patrons of the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled)
  • USB cords for use with digital cartridges: $5.00
  • Gift certificates for AADL cards: $150/year. May also be purchased for 3, 6, or 9 months.
  • Non-resident AADL cards: $150/year. May also be purchased for 3, 6, or 9 months.

All items for purchase at an AADL desk may be purchased by anyone. Payment is due at the time of purchase in cash or by check.


Although there's a rental fee for our other meeting rooms, the Downtown AADL has one meeting room that can accommodate up to 32 peopleĀ at no charge. The aadlfreespace includes 4 tables and has a fixed standard set-up of 32 chairs. Reserve the aadlfreespace for your meeting with only one day advance notice required!


From paintings and photographs to ceramics and glass works to special collections, a wide variety of media and shows are exhibited at the AADL. Read more about current or upcoming exhibits, our permanent collection, and how to apply for an exhibit. Our complete Exhibits Policy is here.

Library Tours

The AADL offers a variety of tours including, but not limited to: youth, adult, ESL and green tours. Read more about scheduling library tours.


Now your items can be ready for pickup whenever you are. Held items available for pickup at the Malletts Creek and Pittsfield Branches can be placed in lockers for after hours pickup. Simply follow the link in your hold notice email or at the bottom of your Requests and Holds list on the My Account page. Items will be placed in lockers outside of the building and will remain available for pickup there until the opening of the library the next day. Items that are not picked up by opening the next day (opening is at 9 AM except on Sunday when it is noon) will be checked in and sent to the next person on the request list. It will be necessary to start over with a new request to receive the item at another time.

Public Computers

The AADL has public-access Internet computers available for use by both cardholders and non-cardholders at all five locations. Non-cardholders must present a photo ID. Each station has USB ports and headphone jacks - AADL does not provide USB drives or headphones, but these items are available for purchase at the circulation desks. Black and white printing is available at all locations for a cost of $0.10 per page. JAWS screen reading software is available on all public computers. In addition, you may borrow a Giant Trackball Mouse from the desk at any AADL location. The large ball in the center of the Giant Trackball Mouse requires less fine motor control than a standard mouse, making it easier for some users to use.

Room Rentals

The AADL has meeting rooms available for rental use by individuals and non-profit or for-profit groups at the Downtown, Malletts Creek, Pittsfield and Traverwood locations. More information including rates and availability.

Study Rooms

Free study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Downtown, Malletts Creek, Pittsfield, Traverwood and Westgate locations. Internet access coverage extends throughout all of these locations.

Wifi at AADL

The AADL offers both wired and wireless internet access. Learn more about our wifi services.