Library News

Expanded Library Hours Beginning January 4, 2019

Looking for a good book or DVD to pick up for the weekend? We have great news for you! The Library will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Fridays beginning Jan. 4th. (We are currently open until 5 p.m.) We hope you enjoy this added convenience.

Food For Fines “Holiday Edition” – November 1 – December 7

Make those pesky overdue fines go away and help us support Helping Hand Food Bank in Romulus this holiday season. Bring non-perishable items to the library November 1 – December 7 during regular library hours and we will forgive $1.00 in fines on Romulus Library materials for each item that is donated. Food for Fines cannot be used for lost items or collection fees and we cannot accept items that are past the expiration date. Donations will be accepted from those without fines as well. Thank you!

Soar and Explore with MAP!

Have you checked out the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program yet? Use your library card to get discounts and FREE passes to exciting local destinations. MAP has over 400 participating attractions, including Belle Isle, the MI Science Center, Arts & Scraps, the Outdoor Adventure Center, and more!

Here’s how to gain access to your MAP benefits:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your starting location, how far you’re willing to travel, and the name of your home library
  3. Select the attraction you want to visit and click Get Pass
  4. Print your pass and use within 7 days!

For more detailed help checking out a pass, click here, or see library staff.

Welcome CARL- Our New Online Catalog

The Library has upgraded to a new online catalog and checkout system called CARL. If you need help with your account or PIN, please click here and follow the instructions under Updating Your Patron Account. For further help with account access, please call the library at (734)942-7589.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we transitioned to our new system.

Construction Update

Phase 2 of the parking lot construction has been completed! The new entrance off of Wayne Road is open and parking closer to the Library is available. There are currently two temporary barrier-free parking spaces in front of the Library, but more are expected when the project is completed. Phase 3 is well underway on the north end of the lot, and will include installation of LED lighting and security cameras. The final layer of asphalt will then be laid over the entire lot to bring it up to the curb. The project is on track for completion by mid-November. Please let us know if you have any questions about the project and thank you again for your patience and we continue to make improvements to the Library.

State of the Library Address

2018 State of the Library Address

Please visit the link below to view our 2018 State of the Library Address, presented to the city council on February 26th.


historic newspapers

Historic Newspapers Available Digitally

The Romulus Public Library is actively working to digitize approximately 50 years of Romulus newspapers dated from 1968, making historic articles and images available and searchable online 24/7.  Thanks to generous donations from library supporters, at a cost of about $500 a year, more than 20 years of newspapers have already been digitized.  Access the newspapers online at  These papers are available in full-text with images, just as they originally appeared.  To help the Romulus Public Library continue with this project, please consider a tax-deductible donation to make these papers available for generations to come.  Adopt a year, partial year or multiple years.  Donations of any amount can be sent to the library.

digital library help

Digital Library Help

The Romulus Library offers three great digital content services… FREE with your library card!  Overdrive contains e-books and e-audiobooks, RBDigital is your stop for digital magazines, and our new service Hoopla has e-books, e-audiobooks, movies and TV, music and comics.  Have questions about any of these services?  Check out our new  help pages and find the answers you need!  Under the Digital Library menu at the top of the homepage, click on the Help button under each service to get started.

1000 books before kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a free program that parents/caregivers can use to help prepare their child(ren) for kindergarten. All you have to do is read to your child – it’s that simple. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your children enters kindergarten.

Beginning August 28, come to the library to sign up for the program. We will give you a folder containing your first reading log, program instructions, and some book lists to help you determine different books to read to your child. Repeat books count and so do story time books; reading to your child or having them “read” to you counts.

Small prizes will be awarded after 100 books, 500 books, and a certificate of completion AND a gift will be awarded after 1,000 books! You will have until September 30 of the year your child starts kindergarten to complete the program.

Visit the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website for more information.



Hoopla Is Here!

The Romulus Public Library is excited to announce the public 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 Romulus library card!  Hoopla will be replacing Freegal as part of the Romulus Public Library digital library suite.

Hoopla Digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And Hoopla’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to visit or download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your Android or iOS device. Simply Sign Up to get started. There is no need to download an app or extension for your internet browser.  We hope you enjoy this new service and encourage you to share your experience on our Facebook Romulus Library and @romuluslibrary Twitter pages!

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