The Ypsilanti District Library which has been a community resource since 1868 invites all residents of the city of Ypsilanti, the townships of Ypsilanti and Superior, to become a member of their library. Property owners or people employed in any of these municipalities also qualify for a free library card through YDL
Materials and databases
Some of the benefits include: access to over 300,000 items in a variety of formats: books, large print books, audiobooks, books in foreign languages, and books on mp3 players called Playaways which check out. YDL also offers ebook/e-audiobook downloads on to your own ereader, ipod, mp3 player, or tablet. Other types of library items include: cds, DVDs, and magazines. YDL has public access computers with Internet access plus wireless connections for people with their own laptops.
The library has subscriptions to over 40 informational databases like Tumblebooks which is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love or Heritage Quest which lets you search for ancestors online. These databases are even available outside of the library if you have a library card. New online services include LiveMocha, a language learning tool, and Muzzy, a language learning program for children.
By visiting YDL's website at http://www.ypsilibrary.org, you can view the catalog of materials and place a request for an item and tell which location you want it delivered to so you can pick it up most conveniently.
YDL even has after-hours pick up lockers. If you are desperate to get a book, but can't make it to the library by closing, you may call in and have that item checked out to you and placed in a locker at any YDL location you select, and then pick it up after 9 pm at your convenience. Avoid overdue fines by renewing your materials online, in person, or by phone (734-482-4110).
Jill Morey has been the Library Director since 2000. Managers and administrative staff are listed here on YDL's website.
The Ypsilanti District Library has four locations to serve you: YDL-Whittaker Road, 5577 Whittaker Road, YDL-Michigan Avenue, 229 West Michigan Avenue; YDL-Superior, 8795 MacArthur Blvd. (at the Harris Road corner); YDL-Navigator--our bookmobile. The bookmobile visits 20 neighborhood sites weekly between 4 and 8 pm Monday through Thursday to allow people to browse and choose materials which they can then check out.
Call (734) 879-1303 for more information about the Ypsilanti District Library
- New manager takes helm at downtown Ypsilanti library, AA News, 1 September 2008