Welcome to CPL

We’re glad you’re here. Let us show you around.

The best resource we have to offer is our staff. You’ll find them friendly, informed and happy to help with your needs—best of all, our staff regularly use the library, so we can offer insider tips and tricks to help you make the most of your new library card.

Here for the First Time?

Register your account. Registering your account will enable you to place holds, view your checked out items, and pay fines online, as well as make comments on the website and add items to your shelves.

Learn how to use the catalog and website. Our catalog search works like a web browser, and you can toggle the search bar to look for things on the website too.

Search and sign up for programs. New programs are added to the calendar regularly. Secure your seat in programs that require registration, and sign your little ones up for storytimes and youth programs they’ll enjoy.

Find your way around. Here’s a quick reference map for where to find different kinds of items around the library.

Common Questions

Want to keep track of items you’ve read? Here are some options.

Trying to decide on how many things to check out? Learn how long you can keep your items.

Nervous about due dates? Sign up for text message reminders, keep your contact info up to date, and learn about our fine policy. And don't forget, our outdoor book drop is open 24/7! 

What about printing and copying? With the multifunction machines in our Self Service Center, you can scan, fax, print or copy documents. You can also print from your phone.

Want to Know Even More?

Keep an eye on the website for new tips to get the most out of your library, and you can always come back to the Library Card & Account page for common account issues and tips.

CPL has books, but we also have free access to New York Times crosswords, puppets to check out, and more. Learn more about CPL resources.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? You can borrow from other libraries, suggest items for us to purchase, or request a recommendation.

Just want to know where the new stuff is? In addition to our New Book shelf, new materials can be found in other parts of the library. 

If you’ve got other questions, feel free to stop by the Check Out Desk whenever we’re open or give us a call at 734-397-0999. We’re always happy to hear from you.

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