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New Policy for Library Private Study Rooms

The Board of Trustees has established a new policy for the use of the private Study Rooms at all three branches. Effective Monday, August 13th, use of any of our Study Rooms requires a valid GPPL card and registration at the Reference Desk. Room use registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and patrons may not reserve the Study Rooms in advance. Study Room ... Read More »

Check Out our Wi-Fi Hotspots

GPPL now has mobile hotspots available for check out.  Anyone 18 or older residing in the Grosse Pointe School District can check one out for a two week period and enjoy free access to the internet.    Click here for the for the full mobile hotspot policy.   Click here to reserve your hotspot today! Read More »

One-on-One Technology Help

Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? The Grosse Pointe Public Library now offers computer and other personal electronic device assistance in the form of one-on-one tech help to all Library card holders. You can schedule a free, one-on-one session for a maximum of 60 minutes. Sessions will be personalized so you can learn at your ... Read More »

Digital Media Lab

For information about DML appointment availability, please contact Danis Houser, Ewald Branch Manager, at dhouser@gp.lib.mi.us or at 313-821-8830 x200. We are doing our best to establish a regular schedule very soon! The Digital Media Lab (DML) at our Ewald Branch is a DIY media conversion center.  GPPL cardholders can use our equipment and software to convert VHS tapes, audiotapes, photographs, slides, and vinyl records to assorted ... Read More »

MILibraryCard and MeLCat

We recently announced the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s participation in the exiting new MILibraryCard program. As with our long-standing participation in MeLCat, the MILibraryCard program gives our GPPL patrons access to library materials throughout the state, effectively expanding our collections to millions of items! The two programs work differently though: MelCat is the statewide inter-library loan system. GPPL patrons can: search MeLCat holdings for both ... Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »

hoopla! Your public library at your fingertips.

We are excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card! To access the system on your smartphone, tablet computer, visit hoopladigital.com or download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App ... Read More »

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

The 2017 – 2018 season is now open! Explore hundreds of Michigan’s cultural and educational institutions, historic sites, state and national parks and recreation areas, campgrounds, and more, all at reduced or even no cost! All you need to get started is a valid library card. The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is presented by The Library Network, in partnership with Michigan’s public libraries and hundreds of arts and cultural ... Read More »