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Dearborn Heights Libraries

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Home Delivery

In order to further enhance our services, we are offering home delivery of materials to Dearborn Heights residents through our Library-on-the-Go program.

To participate:

1) Use the catalog on our website at https://www.dhcl.michlibrary.org or call our libraries during operating hours of what you would like to put on hold. Our staff will then pull the material or request it from another library.
2) When you receive notice via text, e-mail, or phone that your material has arrived, call us to let us know what day is good for drop-off. We are currently delivering on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
3) Staff will then check out the items to your library card and prepare them for delivery on the day specified.
4) We also will do pickup of library materials (no donations at this time). You can call and request pickup during the time slots listed above.

If you choose to participate in LOTGO, please note:

• Patrons are responsible for any items damaged due to weather or theft as always, so be responsible and bag them where possible.
• Be alert for items you request via drop off.
• You must be a Dearborn Heights Resident.
• Limit is 20 items.
• Staff reserves the right to refuse delivery if conditions prohibit safe drop off or pick up. We will call if delivery has been cancelled or postponed.
Hotspots are not eligible for delivery.

Notary Services

Notary services are available at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Library. A duly appointed and impartial Notary Public may take acknowledgments, administer oaths or affirmations, and witness or attest to a signature. Notary services are provided free of charge. You must have valid driver's license, State ID or passport. Please call ahead for services at 313-791-6055.

"The most common function of the notary is to prevent fraud by attesting to the identity of a person signing a document. Notarization on a document certifies that the person whose signature is entered on the document personally appeared before the notary, established his or her identity, and personally signed the document in the presence of the notary."

Source: What is a Notary Public https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85744--,00.html

Computer Access

Dearborn Heights Libraries offer computers for public use to access the Internet. Our computers also offer Microsoft Office software, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access.

All desktop computers require a valid library card or pass and PIN to log in. Currently, passes are free and available at the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk.

At this time, both libraries are offering free printing up to 10 pages. After the 10 free pages have been printed, funds must be added to a valid library card or pass at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Printing costs are $0.10 per page for black and white; $0.50 per page for color.

Please review our complete Internet Use Policy.

Printing

Printing is available from all library computers. We're offering 10 free pages of printing per day. Over 10 pages? The printing costs are $0.10 per page for black and white; $0.50 per page for color. 

To add funds, visit the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk with your library card or pass prior to visiting the Print Release Station. 


Faxing

Pricing for outgoing faxes: 
All Michigan area codes and all toll free area codes:
$0.50 per page

All outgoing faxes are limited to 20 pages.

We do not send international faxes. 

Pricing for incoming faxes:
10 free pages and then $0.10 per page

*See a library team member for faxing services. 


Scanning

Dearborn Heights Libraries offer two free, self-serve options for scanning documents:

1. From our public copy machine, scan to a flashdrive or email.

2. From our Scanner Station, scan to a flashdrive or computer.

Flashdrives are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk. 

Wireless Hotspots

Dearborn Heights Libraries offer wireless internet access to all library users during our regular business hours free of charge. Access is available inside all public areas of the libraries.

Wireless internet access requires a password/key to log in, which can be obtained from the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk. 

In using our wireless network, you thereby agree to our Internet Use Policy.  

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms: Program Rooms and Group Study Rooms
Caroline Kennedy Library

Caroline Kennedy Library is dedicated to fostering a healthy sense of community. We have two types of meeting rooms: program or group study.  Our program rooms and study rooms are one important facet towards meeting this goal. Included here is information on how you can reserve a room and what is expected of patrons who use our facilities.

Reservation and Availability

Rooms are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Group study rooms are reserved at the Circulation Desk. Program rooms are reserved at the Reference Desk.  Both are available during regular service hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm. Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Program room reservations must be made by an officer of the organization and they may be asked to show proof of residency or non-profit status. Group study rooms are free.  Fees for program rooms are as follows.

Fees

City residents using the program room for a civic purpose (e.g. Home Owners Association, Union, Sorority): Free
City businesses needing a program room: $35/hour
All other groups: $50/hour

All fees are due one week before the meeting date and time. Unless a catastrophe prohibits use of the room, the fee will not be refunded.

Available Rooms

There are six rooms available for reservation.

Adult Program Room: Can seat 80 or be split into two rooms of 50 (room A) and 30 (room B). Food and drink are allowed.

Group Study Rooms (4): Two can seat 6 and two can seat 3. No excessive noise.

Youth Program Room: Can seat 24 people. Food and drink are allowed.

If you're looking for a smaller space:
We have two study rooms which seat 1 - 3 people. No food. Covered beverages only. No excessive noise.


Program Room Conditions and Rules

The following rules and regulations apply when using a program room. Abuse of these rules could jeopardize a reservation and/or lead to disciplinary action against the group.

  • No smoking.

  • No alcohol.

  • Program rooms should be cleaned after use.

  • Do not vandalize the room or any other part of the library. The person reserving the room will be held responsible for damages.

  • Groups should be courteous to other library patrons and library staff.

  • The library is not responsible for theft or loss of items left on the premises.

  • All parties using the room are expected to abide by local, state, and federal laws.

  • If it is a large gathering, please allow time to set up and take down a room.

If you have any questions, please call Caroline Kennedy Library at (313) 791-3800.